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Cos d'Estournel 2012

     
  • Floral
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  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Bordeaux
  • Producer/Owner: Michel Reybier
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Cos d'Estournel serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Terrines de fruits de mer et poissons, Cabillaud au jus dherbes, Poulet rôti.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Cos d'Estournel

    Cuvée presentation

    The white Cos d'Estournel expresses citrus aromas (lemon, grapefruit) and the palate reveals a great freshness, a nice texture. It is a beautiful wine for aging that pairs with many dishes of seafood or poultry.

    Information about domain Cos d'Estournel

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Bordeaux
    • Producer/Owner: Michel Reybier
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: White
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 91
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Floral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
    Cos d'Estournel
    Cos d'Estournel

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