2003 Château Cos d'Estournel, Cru Classé St-Estèphe
Hard to believe but the quality here is still on the up! Jean-Guillaume Prats is clearly maximising the full potential of this Cabernet-dominant cuvée. In fact, the assemblage here comprises 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. In the glass, a wine of great colour with pronounced tobacco nuances as well as clove and cinnamon spice on the nose. The superlative quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon really shines through, defined, structured and powerful. Despite great extract and depth, the balance here is so fine it can be described as elegant despite the power and personality that it exudes. A fine, long finish – a truly memorable Cos.
Region & country
Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2013 - 2033