Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d’Estournel

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to an Asian temple, complete with its unmissable and iconic sandstone pagodas, Château Cos d’Estournel (or simply “Cos”, as it is affectionately known) is one of the greatest properties in Bordeaux. Ranked as a Second Growth in the great classification of 1855, it is locked in an endless contest with the mighty Château Montrose for St-Estèphe supremacy each vintage.

 

Founded by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, Château Cos d’Estournel is adjacent to the legendary Lafite Rothschild – of course simply “Lafite” at that time – the two actual châteaux are visible from one another. It is said that Louis-Gaspard looked across at the mighty Lafite, at this time already famed for its extraordinary wine, from his lofty Médoc gravel banks and exclaimed that he must do the same. A man of boundless natural energy, d’Estournel continued to travel extensively whilst taking a very close involvement in the production of his exceptional wines – which became a particular favourite of British officers in India as early as 1838.

 

2000 saw the arrival of current owner Michel Reybier, who felt an instant pull towards the eccentricities and profound brilliance of both Château Cos d’Estournel and its great founder. It is fair to say that Reybier has been an excellent custodian of this most storied and mythical estate. Now, Cos stands at the forefront of the Super Second wave, frequently challenging and not-so-infrequently surpassing the First Growths of the Médoc.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cos d'Estournel 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,395.70
2009

Cos d'Estournel 2009 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

This is a monumental wine. The surreal texture is off the hook. The wine coats and stains your palate. This is decadence with a backbone. Pure velvet with countless waves of perfectly ripe fruit, that expresses a wonderful purity. Inky, dark in color, this is only getting started. 2 hours in the decanted allowed the blackberry, plum, espresso, smoke, licorice, extremely dark chocolate and earthy notes to appear. Make no mistake, this is all about the incredible levels of density and decadent mouthfeel. Prices have not moved much. In time, my bet is, this will be considered one of the stars of the legendary 2009 vintage!
Delivery to Storage from 27 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,395.70
Cos d'Estournel 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,059.30
2014

Cos d'Estournel 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

If you want to know what St.-Estèphe smells like, this is it. Aromas of spices, black truffles, forest floor, dried strawberries and tar. It’s full-bodied yet pinpointed on the palate with fabulous density and richness. It’s opulent but in a reserved and checked way. This needs at least five or six years to come around, but it’s already fantastic. What harmony and structure. Try in 2022 if you can keep your hands off it!
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,059.30
Cos d'Estournel 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,361.70
2016

Cos d'Estournel 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2016 Cos d’Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best that I had encountered in over 20 years of visiting the estate during en primeur, so my expectations were piled high when I returned to find out how it performs in bottle. Deep, almost opaque in color, it sports a very intense but broody bouquet with fathomless deep black fruit tinged with blueberry and violet. The aromas almost seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannin that I have never witnessed in any other vintage of Cos d’Estournel. There is a beguiling symmetry to this Saint-Estèphe, as well as unerring mineralité. The persistent, tobacco-tinged finish can be felt 60 second after the wine has departed. This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure, though I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth, hence my drinking window. 13.07% alcohol.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,361.70
Cos d'Estournel 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €827.70
2017

Cos d'Estournel 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

The final blend of the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers up intense scents of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, spice cake, star anise and plum preserves plus a perfumed hint of potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm yet wonderfully ripe, sweet, fine-grained tannins at just 13% alcohol—something of a miracle in our modern times. The palate sports fantastic freshness and tons of energy emitted from the intensely perfumed black fruit layers, finishing on an epically long-lingering mineral note. Truly profound.
Delivery to Storage from 16 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €827.70
Cos d'Estournel 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,271.70
2018

Cos d'Estournel 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97-100)

A regal, soaring Saint-Estèphe, the 2018 Cos d'Estournel is also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. On the palate, the 2018 is dark and sumptuous, with striking aromatic presence and silky tannins that wrap around a rich core of exotic fruit. Black cherry, savory herbs, leather, spice and menthol build in the glass in a wine that is both aromatically intense and richly textured. The 2018 has been nothing short of breathtaking on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,271.70
Cos d'Estournel 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,131.30
2019

Cos d'Estournel 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,131.30
Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,644.71
2020

Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Yet, the alcohol is around 13.5%. 62% cabernet and 38% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,644.71
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cos d'Estournel 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,815.00
2009

Cos d'Estournel 2009 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

This is a monumental wine. The surreal texture is off the hook. The wine coats and stains your palate. This is decadence with a backbone. Pure velvet with countless waves of perfectly ripe fruit, that expresses a wonderful purity. Inky, dark in color, this is only getting started. 2 hours in the decanted allowed the blackberry, plum, espresso, smoke, licorice, extremely dark chocolate and earthy notes to appear. Make no mistake, this is all about the incredible levels of density and decadent mouthfeel. Prices have not moved much. In time, my bet is, this will be considered one of the stars of the legendary 2009 vintage!
Delivery to Storage from 27 Jul 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,815.00
Cos d'Estournel 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €868.00
2014

Cos d'Estournel 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

If you want to know what St.-Estèphe smells like, this is it. Aromas of spices, black truffles, forest floor, dried strawberries and tar. It’s full-bodied yet pinpointed on the palate with fabulous density and richness. It’s opulent but in a reserved and checked way. This needs at least five or six years to come around, but it’s already fantastic. What harmony and structure. Try in 2022 if you can keep your hands off it!
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €868.00
Cos d'Estournel 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,120.00
2016

Cos d'Estournel 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2016 Cos d’Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best that I had encountered in over 20 years of visiting the estate during en primeur, so my expectations were piled high when I returned to find out how it performs in bottle. Deep, almost opaque in color, it sports a very intense but broody bouquet with fathomless deep black fruit tinged with blueberry and violet. The aromas almost seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannin that I have never witnessed in any other vintage of Cos d’Estournel. There is a beguiling symmetry to this Saint-Estèphe, as well as unerring mineralité. The persistent, tobacco-tinged finish can be felt 60 second after the wine has departed. This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure, though I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth, hence my drinking window. 13.07% alcohol.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,120.00
Cos d'Estournel 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €675.00
2017

Cos d'Estournel 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

The final blend of the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers up intense scents of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, spice cake, star anise and plum preserves plus a perfumed hint of potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm yet wonderfully ripe, sweet, fine-grained tannins at just 13% alcohol—something of a miracle in our modern times. The palate sports fantastic freshness and tons of energy emitted from the intensely perfumed black fruit layers, finishing on an epically long-lingering mineral note. Truly profound.
Delivery to Storage from 16 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €675.00
Cos d'Estournel 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,045.00
2018

Cos d'Estournel 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97-100)

A regal, soaring Saint-Estèphe, the 2018 Cos d'Estournel is also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. On the palate, the 2018 is dark and sumptuous, with striking aromatic presence and silky tannins that wrap around a rich core of exotic fruit. Black cherry, savory herbs, leather, spice and menthol build in the glass in a wine that is both aromatically intense and richly textured. The 2018 has been nothing short of breathtaking on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,045.00
Cos d'Estournel 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €928.00
2019

Cos d'Estournel 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €928.00
Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,355.00
2020

Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Yet, the alcohol is around 13.5%. 62% cabernet and 38% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,355.00

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