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About Cos d'Estournel
Across the street from Medoc giant Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Cos d'Estournel stands up well to its famous neighbor. The winery dates back to 1810, when Louis Gaspard d'Estournel christened the site and began producing wine.
88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(a blend of 62% cabernet sauvignon and 38% merlot; 3.5 pH; IPT 73; 14.1% alcohol Bright, full red. Perfumed aromas of fresh blackberry, violet and cedar. Dense, sweet and juicy, with bright acidity lifting the flavors of ripe red berries, exotic dried herbs and graphite. With its fine-grained texture, very sweet tannins and excellent length, this sexy midweight offers impeccable balance and lovely purity of fruit. Without question one of the best second wines of the vintage. In fact, I think it will turn out to be the best Pagodes ever.