The suave attack, the rich and sweet medium palate, the mineral and tense finale make a balanced wine worthy of interest. One found there every expression of the magnificent terroir of Cos d’Estournel, marked by the fruity character, smooth tannins and beautiful aromatic freshness. The wine gets more supple and smooth with each passing year.
The wines of the estate will develop complex aromas that will vary according to the characteristics of each vintage and evolve with time. Proper service will allow these qualities to express themselves completely.
The youngest vintages—those produced after 2000—should be decanted at least an hour and a half before tasting. Aeration will help bring the spirit and passion of each wine into focus, so its potential can be fully revealed.
We recommend decanting vintages between 1982 and 2000 about an hour before serving, so their aromas may be released gently.
Wines produced before 1982 should be served in the bottle to avoid abrupt aeration that may not be favorable to the delicate nature of these precious nectars.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 75%
CABERNET FRANC: 2%
PETIT VERDOT: 1%
Alcohol / Volume: 14°