An extraordinary star of the Saint-Estephe appellation, the magnificent Chateau Cos D’Estournel really shone brightly in the beautiful 2018 vintage. The Cos D’Estournel 2018 was, in fact, the only Cru Classe of Medoc to be twice awarded 100 points (by both Vinous and Wine Advocate). The Cos D’Estournel 2018 thus stands as a reward for the efforts of the property’s technical teams, who finally triumphed, through constant attention and intense soil work, over the challenges posed by this difficult vintage.
The Cos d’Estournel 2018 results from a rigorous selection of vines, aged 55 years on average, located on the greatest terroirs of the Saint-Estephe appellation. For the past 10 years, the use of a gravity in the Chateau Cos D’Estournel winery has allowed for extreme precision at the reception of the harvested fruit.
A beautiful vintage, the Cos D’Estournel 2018 promises a rare experience indeed. This spectacular vintage is endowed with the unique and inimitable signature style of Chateau Cos D’Estournel. With great precision, straight-forward and vibrating with a fantastic energy, the Cos D’Estournel 2018 offers an intense aromatic expression and a great richness on a palate structured by deliciously silky and perfectly molten tannins. Balanced and powerful, the Cos D’Estournel 2018 brings together all the elements of a vintage that will be remembered as one of the best of Saint-Estephe in particular and Bordeaux in general. Radiating among the greatest wines of the appellation, the Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2018 is destined for age, with a tremendous potential for guard.
98 points James Suckling
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
97 points Decanter