We are delighted to offer the newly released 2019 Cos d'Estournel with the high-scoring Wine Advocate tasting note.
Rated 97/99+ points by Lisa Perotti-Brown MW puts the 2019 Cos in the top tier of vintages from this St-Estephe superstar. Released with a 23% discount on the 2018, it is very well priced against similarly scored vintages like 2016, 2010 & 2009.
We are pleased to offer the second wine, Les Pagodes de Cos, at £31 a bottle - it’s a great view into the style of Cos.
Do let us know if you would like a case or two for your cellar.
2019 Cos d'Estournel
£684 per 6 IB
97-99+ Points (Wine Advocate)
Harvest for the grand vin began on the 23rd of September and finished on the 7th of October. Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot (with no Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc this year), yields for this wine in 2019 were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and it is aging in 55% new oak. It came in at an alcohol level of 14.02% and an IPT of 67. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cos d'Estournel soars out of the glass with vibrant black raspberries, Black Forest cake and crushed blackcurrants scents plus nuances of red roses, wild sage, dark chocolate and cast-iron pan with a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is taut, muscular and built like a skyscraper, with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the concentrated black fruit flavors, finishing with incredible length and depth. This wine so beautifully, clearly captures the juxtaposition between the periods of dry heat and those hallelujah moments of refreshing rain - the hallmarks of this great vintage. It's a vinous masterpiece in the making.
2019 Les Pagodes de Cos
£372 per 12 IB
92-94 Points (Wine Advocate)
The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos (14.03% alcohol) is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aging in 20% new barriques. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, notions of wild blueberries, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly come bounding out of the glass, followed by a profound core of warm cassis, licorice and bouquet garni with a touch of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with bright, expressive black and red fruit flavors, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a lingering spicy note.