2002 Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe

Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008-2025
Case Size
12x75cl
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2002 Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008-2025
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, November 2018, Score: 94

The 2002 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. This vintage was late ripening with wonderful weather in September and very low yields this year. Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the palate sports tobacco, cedar chest and yeast extract scents over a core of figs, dried mulberries, fruitcake, sautéed herbs and cinnamon toast with a waft of oolong tea. Medium-bodied, the palate features bags of freshness, with firm yet grainy tannins and plenty of mature dried berry flavors, finishing long and spicy. 2018-2032

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Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. Established in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, the château was built after the vineyards were established as a celebration to his Far East conquests. Today, it is run by the outspoken and innovative Jean-Guillaume Prats whose family owned the château until 1998. Recently, they have started using satellites and an electromagnetic sensor to analyse all the subtleties marking their terroir. This helps them determine the various components of their soil as well as the water availability across their now divided 97 parcels of vineyard land. As a result, they can achieve more even ripening and better match the varieties to the soil.

Region

St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.

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