Cos d'Estournel 2017

Current Market Price: £1,153.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Cos d'Estournel, 2017

Tasting Notes Cos d'Estournel 2017

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.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
97-98

Love tasting this wine. You almost want to drink it for its harmony and balance. Full-bodied and so complete with cloves, spices, dark berries and hints of chocolate. Wonderful integration on the finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-96

The 2017 Cos d’Estournel is matured in 60% new oak and comprises 13% alcohol, approximately the same as the 2016. It has a more expressive and welcoming bouquet than usual, maybe more indicative of how this wine will mature in bottle, less opaque than the 2016. A common theme throughout the range from Cos d’Estournel is a Pauillac-inspired backbone/tannic structure coupled with an attractive scent wafting over from the estuary...think mudflats, oyster shells and the tang of sea spray. It gains a little intensity with aeration but never fully lets go. The palate is very well balanced with filigree tannin, rendering this one of the most approachable barrel samples from the estate in recent years. The coolness of the latter part of the season defines this Saint-Estèphe more than the precocity of June: streamlined, cool and linear with a velvety finish that feels sleek, to the point of being understated, though that belies its length and focus. This is simply a very classy wine in the making and typical of the more recent sophisticated style pursued by the property in recent years.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '37
92-95

The 2017 Cos d'Estournel is a sleek, polished wine built on finesse more than power. Sweet, perfumed aromatics and silky tannins add to that impression. In 2017 the Grand Vin shows a distinctly red-fruit and floral character that matches its mid-weight personality nicely. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. New oak is around 60%.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18

Cos d'Estournel Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cos d'Estournel 2017 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,153.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,590.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £800.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2015 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,360.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2014 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £980.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2013 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £910.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £990.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £500.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2011 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £960.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2010 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,690.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,450.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2008 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £970.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2007 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,030.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,039.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2005 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,680.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2004 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,050.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2003 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,591.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2002 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,150.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2001 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,240.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,574.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1999 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,171.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1998 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,224.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1997 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £950.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,575.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1995 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,667.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,200.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1989 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,968.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,680.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £4,141.00 12x75cl