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2006 Cos d'Estournel

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The 2006 Cos d'Estournel from Chateau Cos d'Estournel, St-Estephe, Bordeaux

In the sphere of fine wines, few vintages stir the soul like the 2006 Cos d'Estournel from the storied cellars of Chateau Cos d'Estournel. This prized Bordeaux bears witness to a season of weather that challenged even the most illustrious of vineyards, yet it emerged with the grace of an opulent tapestry woven from the year's climatic complexities.


Investment through a Lens of Robust Elegance

As sophisticated collectors and investors cast their gaze upon this noble vintage, it is imperative to note the vigour encased within this bottle. The 2006 vintage was marked by an early summer drought and a challenging September, which presented a test of mettle for the venerable vines. The result is a testament to the resilience and mastery of Chateau Cos d'Estournel's winemaking team.


The Embodiment of Terroir's Triumph

A pivotal facet of wine investment is the rarity and distinctiveness of a vintage. The 2006 Cos d'Estournel encapsulates this principle wholly. On tasting, one encounters a depth that whispers of cassis, tobacco and hints of exotic spices – each sip affording a nuanced glimpse into the year's unique dialogue between earth and element. Its tannic structure stands robustly, promising years of evolution for those with the patience to wait.

The finish of this particular vintage exhibits a complexity that is at once intense and refined. It is evident that time has been kind to this wine, allowing it to express mature notes while retaining its spirited youthfulness, an axiom in wine investment that ensures desirability among connoisseurs worldwide.

In conclusion, the 2006 Cos d'Estournel from Chateau Cos d'Estournel strikes an exquisite balance between resilience and refinement—a paragon selection for any serious collection or investment portfolio. This St-Estephe marvel, holding within its depths the narrative of an atypical Bordeaux year, has ripened into a treasure whose lustre promises to grow only more brilliant with time.

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Blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2006 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, opening with enticing scents of rosemary-crusted roast lamb, dried cherries, baked blackcurrants and mincemeat pie with touches of fallen leaves, cigar box and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, lively and elegantly played in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of chewy tannins and plenty of mineral accents on the long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018


The exceptional 2006 Cos d’Estournel is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 55% of the production was utilized. Revealing superb intensity for a 2006 as well as an inky/blue/purple color, and a sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin. This wine is characterized by a freshness and precision that give it a 1996-like affinity. Enjoy this beautifully concentrated, exceptionally pure, statuesque Cos d’Estournel over the next 20-25 years. By the way, it was bottled without any fining or filtration.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009


Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Cos d’Estournel ’06 has a very opulent, gregarious nose: high-toned, slightly volatile black fruit with a hint of eau-de-vie. The palate is full-bodied with firm, bold tannins, rich and decadent but certainly disjointed at the moment. There is something Tuscan/Napa Valley reminiscent in this Saint Estephe that is so daringly spicy and exotic towards the glossy finish. Like your best friend that cannot help but show off. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2010

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