2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Estephe
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About the Wine
With its unusual towers alluding to the Taj Mahal (the wines of the estate were immensely popular on the Indian subcontinent throughout the early years of production), the Chateau Cos d'Estournel is something of a landmark in the Medoc. Undoubtedly the leading estate in Saint-Estephe, it is named after Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, the 19th Century owner responsible for its unique architecture. Located on the border of Pauillac, just north of Lafite, on a south-facing gravel-rich ridge (the Cos hill, Old-Gascon for pebbles), the estate consists of 84 hectares of vines, with some Merlot vines over 100 years old. Classified 2eme Cru, the estate is rightly lauded for its full-bodied, age-worthy, brooding wines which rival any of the First Growths.

About the Vintage
A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. Revealing superb intensity for a 2006 as well as an inky/blue/purple color, and a sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin.

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