Cos d'Estournel Grand Cru 2019 375mL
(Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France) - [JS 99] [TWI 99] [VM 98] [DM 98] [JD 96]
Regular price $225.00 Sale price $149.97 Save $75.03
About the Château:
The history of Cos d’Estournel began in 1811 when its owner Louis Gaspard Lacoste of Maniban Marquis d’Estournel, after inheriting some vineyards near the village of Cos, decided to vinify them separately. The wine of Cos d’Estournel was born.
In 1855 Cos d’Estournel reached the classification of 1855 as a second classified growth. All in all, five owners were at the head of Cos d’Estournel, the last of which is Michel Reybier, who bought the château in 2000 and undertook many changes including a brand new barrel cellar, but above all, a 100% gravity winemaking cellar: a novelty in the region.
Both silky and delicate, the 2019 vintage reveals itself as immensely deep and the quintessence of Cos d'Estournel.
A multiple wine, it presents notes of cinnamon and jasmine, but also a noble minerality, with a spicy touch that perfectly holds the whole on the finish.
Shimmering and bewitching, Cos d'Estournel 2019 embodies all the grace of our terroir, but far from being intimidating, it invites you to discover a vintage already destined for a long life.
Ratings & Reviews
99 Points - James Suckling:
"A very powerful and structured Cos. It’s full and layered, but not overpowering in terms of fruit. It’s more about the abundant, very fine tannins. It’s a classic wine with historical grip and power. Real Bordeaux. Sophisticated and provocative." - (May 2020)
99 Points - The Wine Independent:
"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, the 2019 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet-purple colored. It needs a lot of coaxing to reveal notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote, creme de cassis, and wood smoke with wafts of charcuterie, tapenade, Indian spices, and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, the palate has super-firm, super-grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the savory layered fruit, finishing long and earthy. This is a new-age legend in the making!" (3/9/22)
98 Points - Vinous:
"The 2019 Cos d'Estournel was picked from 23 September to 7 October at 43hl/ha and matured in a judicious 55% new oak. It marks a serious and tangible upgrade over the Les Pagodes as you would expect: far more intensity, more fruit and complexity. It delivers gorgeous, very pure scents of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and just a hint of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, pitch perfect acidity and a satin-like texture. One of the most harmonious Cos d'Estournel that I have encountered in barrel and, though it is not quite touching the same ethereal level, it reminds me of the 2016 towards the finish. Utterly divine." - Neal Martin (June 2020)
98 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Powerful and enjoyable Cos. Needs to be given time in the glass to reveal the impressively velvety texture, and the sheer depth of bitter black chocolate, black truffle and coffee notes. The tannins sit back and then build slowly to full bristling impact by the close of play. Feels extremely sophisticated, with the always-present Cos glamour. This was a vintage where the heat was starting to be worrying until the September rains that began around 22nd, and helped bring the Cabernet back into a more classical line, and away from the extremes of 2018. A final yield of 40hl/ha." - Jane Anson (May 2020)
96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The Grand Vin 2019 Château Cos D'Estournel checks in as 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot coming from 43 hectoliters per hectare and hitting a healthy 14% alcohol. Brought up in just 55% new French oak, it's a pretty, elegant, seamless Saint-Estèphe that has plenty of redcurrant and cassis-like fruit as well as lead pencil, graphite, and chalky minerality. Medium to full-bodied, it has supple, fine tannins, wonderful purity, and a classy, regal profile that will be loved by staunch traditionalists out there. Exceedingly elegant and finesse-driven, with a touch of Château Lafite-like character, I compared this wine to a more elegant version of the 2016 from barrel, but now from bottle, I think 2014 is a better comparison in its weight, balance, and just overall style. It has a silky, charming style that already offers pleasure but won't hit maturity for a good 7-8 years and will have 25+ years of prime drinking." - (April 2022)