Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2006

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau Cos d'Estournel


Chateau Cos d'Estournel






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Robert Parker
Tasted: 30/11/2018
Drink: 2018-2035

Blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2006 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, opening with enticing scents of rosemary-crusted roast lamb, dried cherries, baked blackcurrants and mincemeat pie with touches of fallen leaves, cigar box and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, lively and elegantly played in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of chewy tannins and plenty of mineral accents on the long finish.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2016-2030

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Cos d'Estournel has a far superior bouquet to the Montrose, much more fruit intensity with ferrous red berry fruit, hints of undergrowth and Indian spice (most appropriate!). The palate is medium-bodied with supple Merlot-driven savory red fruit, a little grainy in texture with moderate depth,...

...leading to a spicy finish that seems quite forward for a Cos d'Estournel at this juncture. There is no harm in drinking this now, though I wager that it will offer another ten years of pleasure. Just don't expect it to be your favorite Cos d'Estournel in recent years. Tasted January 2016.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2009
Drink: 2009-2034

The exceptional 2006 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 55% of the production was utilized. Revealing superb intensity for a 2006 as well as an inky/blue/purple color, and a sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin. This wine is...

...characterized by a freshness and precision that give it a 1996-like affinity. Enjoy this beautifully concentrated, exceptionally pure, statuesque Cos d'Estournel over the next 20-25 years. By the way, it was bottled without any fining or filtration.

Tasted: 05/01/2009
Author: Stephen Tanzer

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2007
Drink: 2015-2037

Jean-Guillaume Prats told me that yields were a modest 38 hectoliters per hectare, and only 55% of the production made it into the 2006 Cos. The harvest took place between September 21 and October 6, and the final blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), followed by 20% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2006 recalls such vintages as 1988 and...

...1996. It offers a classic bouquet of incense, licorice, pain grille, black currants, truffles, and flowers. Medium-bodied and concentrated with moderately high tannin, it will require 8-10 years of cellaring, and should keep for 30 or more. It is another terrific effort from an estate that has done everything right over the last decade.
Tasted: 14/09/2017
Drink: 2015-2030

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Area under vines: 91 hectares
Soils: gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 8000 to 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 78%
  • Merlot 19%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%
  • Petit verdot 1%

Second wine: Les Pagodes De Cos
  • Grape varieties:
    • Merlot 58%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
    • Cabernet Franc 2%

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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel


    Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estèphe, Gironde, France

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    Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estèphe, Gironde, France
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