Bordeaux En Primeur – Cos d’Estournel

Cos d’Estournel is the first property you come to as you leave Pauillac, with its vineyards bordering those of Chateau Lafite Rothschild. The quality of the terroir has never been in doubt and the quality of the wines in recent vintages, including the Parker 100 point 2009, has been very impressive.

One of the great names of Saint-Estèphe, Château Cos d’Estournel has released their 2015 @ £1,270.00 IB per case. We cannot think of one compelling argument as to why anyone should buy this wine!

The wine has received mixed reviews from Suckling’s glowing 97-98, Jancis Robinson’s 18.5 and then with a less impressive 92-94 from Neal Martin. 

Those looking for a “top-tier” Cos might note that the 2005 has a Market Price of £1,295 and a score of 97 from Robert Parker. Buyers seeking a Cos with a similar score to the new release may also find the 2012 compelling: with 93+ from Parker, it is priced 38% below the 2015. (Liv-ex Blog)