Category: En Primeur

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Ch Cos d’Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe 2016 | £1,400 IB

April 24th 2017


Early this Monday morning second growth château Cos d’Estournel has taken the initiative releasing their 2016 early at the same ‘prix de sortie’ as the 2015. It is an exceptional wine, and this is an incredibly exciting start to the en primeur campaign. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc and aged in 60% new oak. 45% of the production made it into the Grand Vin this year. The 2016 is a very pure and elegant Cos, with beautifully fine grained tannins that are hidden by a sea of fresh, bright red and black berry fruits…

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2016 Bordeaux En Primeur | First thoughts from David Roberts MW

April 13th 2017


Thibault Pontallier’s words, “An open vintage, not a shy one”, beautifully sum up the style of the wonderful wines from the hugely exciting 2016 vintage. This is a year where the wines are full of life and vibrancy. The fruit content is as pristinely pure as I can ever remember tasting at such an early stage. The tannins, in the words of the oenologists, are the equal to the great 2010 under analysis, but are totally wrapped up in the richness of their fruit. 

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