Château Cos d`Estournel 2016
Château Cos d'Estournel is a Grand Cru vineyard located in St. Estèphe. Its oriental facade is famous worldwide 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. Estèphe 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 percent Cabernet Sauvignon vines, 2 percent Cabernet Franc, and 38 percent 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. This vintage is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
You could lose count if you were trying to number all the layers of velvet drenched, powerful, lifted, sweet, fresh deep red fruits here. The wine offers incredible levels of concentration along with precision, purity, power and elegance.
Grilled Sirloin with red wine braised shallots.
James Suckling 100 Points, Robert Parker’s 100 Points, Decanter 97 Points
Country: Saint-Estéphe, Bordeaux - France