2016 Château Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estephe (750ml)

2016 Château Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estephe (750ml)

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By Neal Martin
The DBs: Bordeaux 2016 In Bottle (Jan 2019), 1/1/2019, (See more on Vinous...)100 points

(Cos D'estournel Cos D'estournel Red) The 2016 Cos d’Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best that I had encountered in over 20 years of visiting the estate during en primeur, so my expectations were piled high when I returned to find out how it performs in bottle. Deep, almost opaque in color, it sports a very intense but broody bouquet with fathomless deep black fruit tinged with blueberry and violet. The aromas almost seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannin that I have never witnessed in any other vintage of Cos d’Estournel. There is a beguiling symmetry to this Saint-Estèphe, as well as unerring mineralité. The persistent, tobacco-tinged finish can be felt 60 second after the wine has departed. This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure, though I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth, hence my drinking window. 13.07% alcohol. (Drink between 2030-2070)