Cos d'Estournel 2018

Current Market Price: £1,717.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Cos d'Estournel, 2018

Tasting Notes Cos d'Estournel 2018

98-99

The beautiful integration of ripe fruit and ripe tannins gives the wine a layered and agile mouthfeel. Soft and gorgeous with silky tannins that really kick in at the finish and carry the wine for a long time.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
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.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc and has 14.59% alcohol. Aging in 50% new barriques, it has a deep purple-black color and drifts effortlessly, gracefully, seductively out of the glass with slowly unfurling notions of blackcurrant cordial, wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and plum pudding with touches of violets, licorice, wild roses and yeast extract plus a waft of loose tobacco. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of super firm, super ripe tannins and seamless freshness to back up the vibrant, crunchy, oh-so-muscular fruit, finishing long with loads of mineral layers. Amazing structure will keep this beauty for at least half a century and probably a full one!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97

This has some austerity on the attack, then announces its arrival in the inimitable way that Cos is able to do: with a slow build up of exotic spices, liquorice root, cedar and cassis. It stretches out through the palate and you keep waiting for the tannins to punch through like they did in 2010, but it doesn't happen, even though this is a big wine with high alcohol and an IPT of 80. There's a great menthol freshness on the finish, helped no doubt by a fresh 3.65pH. It has the luxurious signature of Cos, the glamorous touch that you look for in this wine - like at Mouton and at Angelus - that is part of their DNA, but it's also married to elegance and a touch of slate minerality. This is a wine that you would be thrilled to own. 12mm of rain on 12 September and 20mm in mid-August were just enough to stop any blockages in ripening, although the 30hl/ha yield is low due to a touch of mildew and some concentration in September. This compares to a more generous 45hl/ha in 2016. 65% of production went into the grand vin. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend, and the wine is aged in 50% new oak (a little lower than the usual 60%). A candidate to upscore when in bottle.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019

Cos d'Estournel Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cos d'Estournel 2018 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,717.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2017 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,116.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,602.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £900.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2015 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,500.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2014 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £996.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2013 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £888.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,040.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2011 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £960.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2010 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,750.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,250.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,175.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2008 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,065.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2007 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £980.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,050.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2005 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,700.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2004 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £975.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2003 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,650.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2002 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,106.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2001 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,250.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,640.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1999 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,180.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1998 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,260.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1997 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,044.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,532.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1995 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,650.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,162.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1989 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,968.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,633.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £3,000.00 12x75cl