2022 Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Drinking 2029 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Drinking 2029 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £1,116.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, Arpil 2023, Score: 95-97

    The 2022 Cos d'Estournel was picked from 7 to 23 September at 33hL/ha and is aged in 50% new oak (one cannot imagine that being countenanced 15-20 years ago). It has an overtly floral nose with wilted violets infusing the precocious yet controlled black fruit. There's fine delineation, impressive focus and energy. The palate is smooth and silky on the entry with pliant, sculpted tannins. The acidity is well judged (3.79pH) with white pepper and a graphite element toward the persistent finish. Quintessential Cos d'Estournel, this wine will mature for many years, although the jury's out on whether it will surpass triumphs like the 2016 or 2019/20. 2030-2065

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 Cos d'Estournel unwinds in the glass with aromas of sweet berries, plum liqueur and rich spices, followed by a full-bodied, broad-shouldered and muscular palate that's rich and structured, with a ripe core of fruit and chewy tannins. Harvest dates were relatively early this year, and maturation is occurring in only 50% new oak; yet the 2022's chunky, glass-staining style makes it Ducru Beaucaillou's only rival for the title of most extracted second growth of the Médoc.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 95-97

    The 2022 Cos d’Estournel is stunning. Rich and statuesque in bearing, the 2022 captures all the best this vintage had to offer. A wine of precision and power, the 2022 balances the intensity of the year but without veering into the realm of the exotic, as was the case in vintages such as 2005 and 2009. It marries ripeness and classical rigor in a style that is quite appealing. I imagine the 2022 will need a good 15-20 years to be at its finest. Harvest took place between September 7 and 23, exceptionally early.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 93-95

    The Grand Vin of the Cos stable was picked earlier this year, at a respectable 33hl/ha, which was vital for maintaining that hallmark freshness of the vintage. The nose is very understated and hard to tease out: Italian plum and ripe blackcurrant mingle with sandalwood, and hints of quince. It starts smoothly, leading to a rounded, French oak dominated palate, backed by firm chewy tannins, and a cut graphite mineral edge, with an almost bracing acidity. A truly grippy finish. This Second Growth has plenty of gravitas.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 98-99

    Unique structure to this wine and very Cos with all the spices and dark fruits. Tobacco and cedar. It's starts off full-bodied and flavorful, but continues to unfold in an energetic and weightless way. Savory and primary. Al dente grapes here. Exciting and thought-provoking.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 97

    Inky colour with violet edging, this is full of intense damson, incense, baked plum and black chocolate. A huge quantity of tannins but the texture is velvety, giving a creamy edge to the fruits, with contrast and freshness provided by orange zest and slate. Some of the old Merlot vines on gravel were picked early to tame them but generally the vineyard took the vintage in its stride, and almost 75% of production is in the 1st wine. Potential upscore in bottle.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 98-100

    One of the finest wines to ever pass my lips, the 2022 Château Cos D'Estournel is a monument in the making. Based on 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this saturated ruby/purple-hued Saint-Estèphe offers a full-bodied, massive, opulent style as well as perfumed red, blue, and black fruits, ample spice, chocolate, graphite, and lead pencil-like aromatics, a stacked mid-palate, flawless balance, and a monster of a finish. An improved version of the 2009 (if that's possible), this is a legendary wine in the making. Hats off to Michel Reybier and technical director Dominique Arangoïts.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 19+

    I tasted the Cos portfolio of wines with owner Michel Reybier and winemaker Dominique Arangoïts. As this was right at the beginning of my week of tasting, they were kind enough to elaborate on the critical points of the vintage from their point of view and position on the Left Bank. They reported that May was unseasonably warm and that three heatwaves followed in June (14th – 18th ), July (9th – 18th) and August (2nd – 13th). However, thanks to their setting close to the Gironde and the Atlantic, the nights were mercifully cool (15/16C) at Cos, and sea breezes helped to refresh the vines, keeping them going throughout the dry and warm summer. Harvest started on the 7th of September, making it the earliest since 1989, and this vintage was, according to Dominique, even hotter than both 1947 and 1949. With this in mind, it would also suggest that the finest 2022s will last a long time. So with the scene set, it was incredible to taste this wine and discover just how bright and clean it feels despite the density of the extraordinary fruit and the scale of the majestic tannins. While this is a closed and firm wine, there is exquisite control here, 4 and a stunning perfume and prodigious finish bookend a magnificent mid-palate. The famous Cos minerality brings gravitas and flair to the whole, making this black-fruit-soaked wine seem momentarily weightless and aerial. The future is blindingly bright for 2022 Cos, and I imagine some will dip into this wine early because the fruit flavours are so unutterably hedonistic.

Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he ...Read more

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he commissioned a state-of-the-art wine cellar, the first in Bordeaux to use solely gravity (no pumps). The 91-hectare vineyard is planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (1%) and Petit Verdot (1%) and produces the Grand Vin Cos d’Estournel and a second wine, Pagodes de Cos.Read less

Region

St Estèphe

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.