Château Cos d’Estournel 2017, Second Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Estèphe, also called “Super Second”, released today. Come back on Saint-Estèphe jewel, awarded by 100 Points Wine Advocate, for the second year.
Cos d’Estournel 2017 : Deep and Subtle Vintage.
At Château Cos d’Estournel, the precociousness of the vintage became evident with bud break in March and the following event in the vineyard, including flowering, veraison and harvest. So, climatic conditions at that time, which means hot weather early on and unsual water stress enabled clay soils to produce exceptional Merlot. Generally speaking, these extreme weather trends allowed the vintage to develop in a progressive fashion. High temperatures in June combined to low rainfall and a fresh summer allowed tannins to reach optimal maturity and a maintained balanced between acidity and potential alcohol cotent. The minutious care taken by the technical team all along the 2017 year allowed the estate to bring the fruit and body of the wines to their fullest expression while preserving freshness. Château Cos d’Estournel 2017 has revealed its magnificient to the world during the En Primeur tastings (all our comments about vintage 2017 en Primeur tastings by clicking here).
Cos d’Estournel 2017 : Sophisticated
07th of June have given rhythm to en Primeur campaign with the release of coveted labelling such as Grands Crus Classés B chateau Pavie Macquin, La Gaffelière or Clos Fourtet. However, only one big name from Left Bank was on everyone minds : Château Cos d’Estournel. It must be said that Wine Advocate 97-100 scores in April has stirred up passions… Described by Lisa Perrotti-Brown as “something of a miracle in our modern times“, vintage 2017 is awarded by the best scores of the review, for the second year. But despite the excitement, the estate’s aim is still the same : “a limited pool of negociants selected in regards to their distribution both in quality and repartition”.
But Cos d’Estournel 2017, the big star of this vintage, was not the only one to be awarded by the Press. So, tastings of Pagodes de Cos 2017, second wine of the estate and Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2017 introduce us to a timeless and unforgettable journey through the senses. Indeed, since its creation in 1994 , Pagodes de Cos is made from grapes grown on dedicated plots. In 2017, the wine is characteristically round on the palate but also offers its own unique charm and is a true alternative to the Grand Vin. Cos d’Estournel Blanc, on its side, offes a floral nose and pure aromas of fruit. Exemple of balance, Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2017 was really appreciate by our whole team.
So, at 8:30 AM of 07th sunny morning, Charles Thomas, Commercial Director of the estate told us : “We are realising today Cos d’Estournel 2017 that follows the quality of previous vintages of this decade at Cos d’Estournel. Once again vintage 2017 reveals the exceptionnal qualities of our magnificent terroir. Journalists and clients comments confirme their enthusiasm for our wines“.
Cos d’Estournel 2017 : Michel Reybier takes care of the market.
With Cos d’Estournel 2017 Michel Reybier, iconic owner of Saint-Estèphe, offers once again a logical release according to market expectations. So we are pleased to announce the en Primeur release of :
Saint-Estèphe – 2nd Grand Cru Classé
66% Cabernet Sauvignon ; 32% Merlot ; 1% Petit Verdot ; 1% Cabernet Franc
Scores of the Press : WA: 97-100 / JS: 97-98 / NM: 94-96 / JR: 17.5+
- A “Coup de Coeur” Bordeaux Tradition & a wine well awarded by the press
- Top 3 of Wine Advocate scores
- Château Cos d’Estournel have become, in the eyes of the wines lovers, the archetype of St Estèphe where strength doesn’t exclude freshness and smoothness.
- A fantastic ability to age
- A cellar 100% by gravity in order to preserve the best of the fruit : no pumps are used in the cellar. All the work (pumping overs, racking and bottling) are done with lifts.
- A renewed team at the head of the estate
- 3rd Bordeaux brand in termof positioning in refined restaurants worldwide (Source: Wine Services)
- 6th Bordeaux brand in termof positioningin fine wineshops worldwide (Source: Wine Services)
- Dense and deep, Cos d’Estournel 2017 reveals itself with tastefulness and grace.
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