Tasting notes: "The medium to deep garnet colored 2008 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pow! The nose explodes with notes of baked cherries, preserved plums, fried herbs, beef drippings and warm cassis with wafts of wood smoke, salami and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and earthy/savory in character, sporting beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
About the winery: Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a 91-hectare wine estate located in Saint-Estephe in Gironde. Cos d'Estournel produces wine under the Saint-Estèphe appellation, classified among the second Grands Crus in the 1855 classification.
Wine Advocate: 95/100
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