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Chateau Cos d'Estournel (6lt imperial) 2001

rrp: $4400.00

$3828.00 per bottle

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"A beautiful effort, poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish." Robert Parker

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2001 VINTAGE

93 2004 tasting. A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d’Estournel exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Stylish, restrained yet substantial claret.
91 2007 tasting. Very deep red. Muted nose, classic, with an elegent use of oak; plummy aromas. Very concentrated, rich, and spicy, with firm acidity and well integrated tannins. Harmonious, fresh, and sweet on the finish, with good rather than exceptional length. A finely balanced wine that should age well.
94 Wonderful spice and currant aromas to this young wine. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated, refined tannins. Long caressing finish. This is very, very silky. Just like from barrel. Cos is on top of it now. Best after 2008. 17,705 cases made. –JS

 

Provenance - a cold European cellar.

Name Château Cos D'estournel
Vintage 2001
Type Red / Rouge
Appellation St Estèphe
Classification Second Cru Classé / Second Growth 
Grape Varieties 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot
Format 750ml
Alcohol  
Vineyard 91 Hectares divided in 70 parcels 
Average Age of Vines 35 years  
Production 180,000 to 270,000
Soil Limestone bed with top layered gravels
Winemaking Harvest manually picked, collected in special wooden baskets, selected by hand. Fermentation in 72 vats thermo regulated
Ageing 18 months in 90% new oak marrains barrels
Serving Suggestions

Best now through to 2025.

16 to 18° - Open 5 hours before serving or decanting 2 hours before serving.

Food Pairing Poultry, fine red meat dishes, roasted beed with caramelised vegetables, roast lamb 
Occassions Father's day

"A famed estate that produced excellent wines in the 80’s and up to 1996; many of which were of 1st growth quality. 1997 to 2000 have been off form although 2001 sees it back to its best." Robert Parker

"Cos is arguably the best wine of the commune, though not typically St Estephe in style. It is full but very lush and fruity, even exotic, but splendidly balanced. One cannot deny its precision and intensity."
Clive Coates, Master of Wine

www.estournel.com -interesting website with information on the 2001 vintage