Château Cos d'Estournel 2014
• Domaine: Château Cos d'Estournel
• A.O.C.: Saint-Estèphe
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Grape Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
"The 2014 Cos d'Estournel is destined to turn into a very lovely Saint Estèphe. This bottle was actually tasted over a period of a few hours. The word "cool" is one that reappeared in my vernacular now that the wine is in bottle. The estate is known for producing a more luxuriant and extravagant bouquet compared to its Saint Estèphe peers, yet this vintage is streamlined (to re-appropriate my original descriptor). It's unashamedly focused and delineated. It delivers intense blackberry and bilberry scents, again with a touch of iris. The palate is beautifully balanced with not a single hair out of place. The acidity is well judged and I noticed that after two or three hours, there was a faint vein of graphite that lends it a Pauillac-like personality, no surprise given that it lies just across the border. It will require several years in bottle for the tannins to mellow, but the result will be a very attractive, quite correct, fresh and precise Cos d'Estournel that will bestow two or three decades of drinking enjoyment. Tasted February 2017." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (3/31/2017, Interim Issue 218), Ratings: 94, Drink: 2022-2045
An extremely elegant and complex wine with mature tannins. Perfect to pair with fine cuts of meat, roast beef, mutton, game (wild boar, venison, etc.), mature cheeses, salmon and soups with legumes, among others.