Chateau Cos D'Estournel 2015
98 Points James Suckling

Chateau Cos D'Estournel 2015
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
robert parker
95
varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
vintage
2015
wine advocate
95
wine enthusiast
97
98 Points James Suckling
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Super aromas of nutmeg, cloves and dried flowers with plums and blackberries. Subtle yet so complex. Full-bodied, tight and integrated with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Lasts for minutes. Texturally marvellous. Drink in 2024. 

98 Points James Suckling

Wine Profile

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Rich fruit that is full of that classic exotic Cos spice, yet more restrained than in the past with a slatey graphite base. Beautifully put together; an exciting wine that will grow in complexity and flavour. 

95 Points Decanter

other notes

Château Cos d'Estournel is a Grand Cru vineyard located in St. Estephe. Its oriental facade is adorned with three pagoda turrets, all cast in a soft golden sandstone. Château Cos d'Estournel today covers 170 acres separated from Château Lafite, along the southern edge, by the stream between St. Estephe and Pauillac. The gravelly soil, over a flint, limestone and silicate subsoil low in nitrogen, has eroded over centuries to form steep ridges which perfectly drain the vineyards. The vineyards are planted 60% in Cabernet Sauvignon vines, 2 percent of Cabernet Franc, and 38% in Merlot. Naturally, the percentage of Cabernet or Merlot in the composition of each vintage depends on the climate which favors one grape variety or the other.

ratings

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it offers up black currants, spice cake, warm cherries and plum preserves with touches of chargrill and forest floor. Medium-bodied and very firm with ripe, grainy tannins, it has a good core of earthy fruit, finishing with loads of layers and freshness.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

tasting notes

Ripe, dusty tannins give a dry edge to the full, rich fruits. It has a structure that comes out of old Cabernet vines that form the core of this wine. Dark, full and with considerable concentration, the wine is dense and will need many years to develop. 

97 Points Wine Enthusiast

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