Château Cos d'Estournel 2016


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Estèphe (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Cos d'Estournel
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
The Château Cos d'Estournel 2016 (£239.40) of Château Cos d'Estournel: a red wine from Saint-Estèphe that is based on the best of petit verdot, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc of 2016. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 100 and wine spectator: 96.

Description of Château Cos d'Estournel 2016

Château Cos d'Estournel 2016 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)


  • View: very dense purple.
  • Nose: notes of spices and chocolate with a great expression of fruit.
  • Mouth: great structure, powerful with well integrated tannins and quite long.

APPELLATION: Saint-Estèphe.

GRAPES: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 23% and 1% Cabernet franc.

AGEING: Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% new.

PAIRING: Red meat stews, big game hunting.


ALCOHOL: 13.07%

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel

It was late on a December afternoon when I first saw it. It was the week before Christmas, and I was in Bordeaux for a few days of tastings, visiting the likes of Chateau Brown, Sociando-Mallet, Margaux and a number of smaller estates. We were on the D2, having already left behind Bordeaux and the communes of Margaux, St Julien and Pauillac; we were heading north into Médoc territory, homing in on our residence after a fairly long day, with dinner and an evening of relaxation ahead. Within the car it was warm, but outside was bitterly cold, as it had been since 8am, when our day had begun with a vineyard inspection and quick pruning lesson. And above us, the sky was beginning to darken as night advanced, ousting the dim light of day. And there, situated on a turn on the D2 just ahead of us, catching a few of those final, fading rays, was the golden sandstone of the chai at Cos d'Estournel, its Oriental pagodas sitting proud and yet conspicuously alien, as if the whole building had recently been lifted and transplanted here from some foreign hilltop.

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Reviews of Château Cos d'Estournel 2016


4 customer reviews
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4 /5

I had bought it at a store that already closed meanwhile.
Burgundy colour. Main smell of caramel. It has cute flavours.
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Reviews of other vintages of Château Cos d'Estournel 2016201420132012


I bought it at the behest of a friend.
Classic red cherry color of a 2014. A good smell of flowers, mostly purple colour. It is a very balanced Merlot.
I enjoyed it without pairing.
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Cos d'Estournel 2014


A good smell of flowers, mostly purple colour. Woody flavour, do not know if the grapes or barrels.
This 2013 has a phenomenal QPR.
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Château Cos d Estournel 2013


It was opened at an event related to wine.
Cherry colour and high layer. Aromas of dried fruits. A wine with body.
A wine to be accompanied with "Tapas".
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Château Cos D'Estournel (Primeur) 2012

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