Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Grand Cru Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel from Saint Estephe's Grand Cru Classe is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This vintage boasts aromas of blackberry, cassis, and tobacco with notes of vanilla and spice from aging in oak barrels. The palate is full-bodied with rich, velvety tannins and a long, smooth finish. A wine of exceptional quality that is sure to impress.
Powerful tannins show strongly in this elegant, structured wine. Rich black-currant and black-plum flavors are lifted by acidity. The wine has weight and concentration, but also is poised and fresh. This combination will allow the wine to age for many years. Drink from 2025. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2016 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged in 65% new and 35% two-year-old French oak for 15 months. Bottled in July 2018, it is deep garnet-purple colored and starts off a little closed and reticent, opening out slowly and seductively to reveal beautiful lilacs, rose hip tea, crushed stones and camphor nuances over a core of crème de cassis, kirsch, wild blueberries and mocha plus wafts of incense and wood smoke. The palate is simply electric, charged with an energy and depth of flavors that seem to defy the elegance and ethereal nature of its medium-bodied weight, featuring super ripe, densely pixelated tannins that firmly frame the myriad of fruit and floral sparks, finishing with epic length. Just. Magic. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown