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1998 Château Cos d'Estournel, St Estèphe

1998 Château Cos d'Estournel, St Estèphe

Ref: BORD9811
Red  |  Still  |  12.5% ABV

Cos (as it is abbreviated) was founded by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel in 1811. Louis was very forward-looking and not only marketed his wines widely around the world, but also bottled, labelled and sold his own wine from the chateau. India was a big market for the wines of Cos, hence the Asian design of the chateau itself. For a period Cos and its neighbour had the same owner - the Chamolue family - before being bought by Fernand Ginestet in the early 20th century. Fernand's grandchildren (having the surname Prats) were running the estate in the '90s when it was sold to the Merlaut family of the Taillan group: a short tenure, as they sold it on two years later to Michel Reybier. The winery has since been completely renovated. 

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £1,532.45
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Estèphe
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 12.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2009-2021
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"Mid crimson with the merest hint of development at the rim. Gravelly, light mineral nose - discreet and rather old-fashioned (in a good way) on the nose with a hint of cigar box. Very dry finish with marked acidity - very classic St-Estèphe. Relatively light weight but nicely calmed down and well integrated. Clean and mineral on the finish. Some sweetness. Confident. Mellow. Long." Jancis Robinson

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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