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Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles
Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1999 - Lot of 12 Bottles

Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1999

This domain with the most exotic architecture in Saint-Estèphe, produces a great, seductive, fruity, meaty wine with great elegance.

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Lot Description: Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1999

Lot description

  • Quantity 12 Bottles
  • Level:12 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly damaged label, 2 slightly damaged capsule
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Estèphe
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Michel Reybier
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 67
  • Volume: 300000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • An archetypal elegant, virile wine, Cos d'Estournel reveals a powerful fruitiness and superb body when it is still quite young, and then gradually evolves towards a superb aromatic complexity. A high proportion of Merlot makes the wine rich and supple; its potential to age can exceed a century in great vintages.

    Château Cos d'Estournel was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel. Nicknamed the Maharadjah of Saint Estèphe on account of his passion for travel to the Indies, he built exotic pagodas above the winery, in memory of the distant lands he had visited. The property's wine quickly gained a reputation as one of Bordeaux's finest and began to be exported all over the world; in the 1855 classification it was ranked as a second growth. Today, this prestigious vineyard belongs to Michel Reybier and covers 67 hectares. With the Gironde estuary to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the property benefits from a microclimate with very stable temperatures. In old Gascon, Cos means hill of pebbles, which is certainly justified by the terroir's geological characteristics: an accumulation of gravel from the Quaternary era resulted in the formation of a hill about 20 metres high, on top of which sits the château, looking down over the river. Only grapes from vines that are more than 20 years-old are used to make Cos d'Estournel's grand vin, the rest go into the second wine. Carrying out nearly all tasks manually, the property uses new oak barrels to age the wines, thereby enhancing the flavours with a subtle woodiness. There is then a final selection, which reduces production to between 200,000 and 380,000 bottles.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
88/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
87/100Wine Spectator
17/20Jancis Robinson
16/20 RVF
89/100Burghound
87/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
"Merveilleux d'élégance, le 1999 de Cos d'Estournel se présente vêtu de rubis foncé, avec des notes d'herbes de Provence séchées, de fumé, de réglisse, de cerise noire et de cassis." Source : R. Parker (12/02)