2017 Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc, St-Estèphe

One of the best. Explosive nose. Creamy and intense. Concentrate with pithy grapefruit, greengage, 12k bottles. Very long and unfurling, lovely waxy orange pith too and so complex and wide in amplitude and volume too. So long, and intensity seems to build even on the palate.

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  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    80% Sauvignon Blanc
    20% Semillon
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc, St-Estèphe


The oak and the fruit are entwined on the nose to give finesse, with both citrus and mealy oak creaminess. Smells beautifully creamy and yet utterly fresh with just a suggestion of clementine. Mouth-filling freshness, that creamy texture and a long, pink-grapefruit finish. Rich and concentrated but not at all heavy, incredibly persistent. So fresh on the finish, mouth-watering and with a maritime freshness.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)

This is going to be a wonderful Cos white with green mangoes, sliced apples and crushed-stone character. Green kiwis, too. Full-bodied and very rich with tension and brightness. Fantastic length. 80% sauvignon blanc and 20% semillon.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)