Château Cos d’Estournel 2016 - 2nd Cru Class
Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had already perceived the remarkable potential of his vines. With this intuition, he never stopped expanding the vineyard, acquiring the best parcels of the hill, valued as "unique class of second category", the highest level of the terminology then in force.
Today, the 100 hectares of Cos d'Estournel are composed of a mosaic of a multitude of plots. Two-thirds of the vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest are planted with Merlot, and a small proportion with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
With an average age of 45 years, the Cos d'Estournel vineyard contains some very old vines, many between 80 and 100 years old, which represent an incomparable opportunity for the property. These old vines bring depth and structure to the wine and reflect the complexity of the soil from which they draw their deepest elements. The Grand Vin de Cos d'Estournel is made with grapes from vines that are on average 55 years old.
- 68 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlor, 2% Petit Verdot
- Alcohol level
- 2020 - 2060
Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 97/100
James Suckling - Noté 100/100
Neal Martin - Noté 96/100
Jancis Robinson - Noté 96/100
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