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The Story

The call of faraway lands. As mysterious and intriguing as a lone adventurer returning from a solitary sail, Cos d’Estournel is slow to reveal itself. Little by little, it evokes stories of distant places, market stalls brimming with unfamiliar fruits, spices and wares, village festivities warmed by the joy of revelers and the setting sun, and sumptuous visions of ladies and their voluptuous curves. A myriad of scents, colors and tastes appeals to the senses. The Grand Vin of Cos d’Estournel is both demure and deliberately sensuous, a fascinating and elegant nectar.

The vineyard of Cos spreads around the château on 91 hectares.The Cabernet Sauvignon vines (60% of the vineyard) find the soil of their choice in the thin layers of gravely soil situated on the top and on the southern slopes of the hill. On the other hand, the Merlot vines (40% of the vineyard) excel on the eastern slopes and on the slopes where the Saint-Estephe limestone bed shows on the surface.

The percentage of Cabernet and Merlot varies from one vintage to another according to the year weather conditions, benefiting successively to the one or the other. Plantation is extremely dense (8000 to 10000 vines per hectare) and the average age of the vineyard is high (35 years old on the average) in order to enable the roots to extend excessively and to obtain a very slender yield per vine that will create the « Grand Goût »

Each vine grower is in charge of 45 000 vines on which they have got to undertake various labours every year. These cultural tasks are for most of them done manually. The harvest is of course manually picked too. And it is by hand that the grapes, once collected in special wooden baskets, will be strictly selected.


Wine Information

2022 is a vintage of myriad emotions: the hallmark opulence of Cos d’Estournel is a magnificent counterpoint to the vintage’s diaphanous quality and a freshness that is somewhat unexpected in light of the year’s unusual weather.

The wine’s characteristic intensity complements a voluptuous aromatic palette that includes the freshness of graphite and white pepper, the elegance of tea, and sweet notes of licorice, cherry, and blackberry.

With an incredibly refined texture that is not without evoking the feel of cashmere, Cos d’Estournel 2022 is an utterly captivating wine with a seemingly endless finish and exceptional aging potential.



Vintage 2022

Bordeaux 2022 vintage will stay in the memory of the world of wine as the exceptional vintage which kept a lot of surprises. The year started well with bud break at a normal date, so the frost in early April did not too much damage. The flowering started in mid-May and in optimal conditions. June brought stormy rains which were able to partially reconstitute de water reserves of the soil, however hail fell locally with sometimes very important damages. The fruit  set took place a hydric limited context, which determines the small size of the berries. Veraison begun in mid-July in hot and dry conditions. August was hot however it kept a contrast of day and night temperatures, therefore the conditions for ripening the grapes were perfect. The white wines were harvested at a historically early date already in August. Also the reds were harvested very early at the beginning of September. Good news for the noble sweet wines: botrytis developed thanks to rain in early October and resulted in wines of great purity. 


Tasting note


Youthful, Cherry Red and Clear


Endless and Pure


Blackcurrant, Cherry, Cedar, Earthy, Mineral and Herbs


Open, Complex, Fresh and Seductive




High in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Perfectly balanced, Developing, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Fresh, Full, Dry and Drying tannins



Written Notes

os d'Estournel - 61% C. Sauvignon, 8% C. Franc, 37% Merlot and 1% P. Verdot. 14.04% alcohol. Tight, intense violets and crushed cherries/blackcurrants, minty, mineral, yogurt, strong backbone, vibrant, utterly complex, and sophisticated. Long and persistent finish. Upper class! 98-99p.

  • 99p

Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is cherry red, and looking clear and youthful. On the nose it is open, complex, seductive and fresh. The taste is fresh, full,voluptuous,robust, fruity, and dry, warming, with high tannin, with drying tannins, and high in acidity, medium-bodied, with perfectly balanced structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, mineral, cherry, cedar, floral, herbs and earthy flavours. The finish is endless and pure. This wine is masterpiece. I paid around 200-500€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years, decant at least 45min before tasting and this is a good invest wine. Good value for money. I do recommend

  • 99p

Dark fruits, anise, spices, liquorice, fruit driven, nuanced and layered, detailed, intense nose. 
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense, detailed, layered, blackberries, cassis, vanilla and spices, layered, long finish. Another excellent effort from Cos d'Estournel. 


  • 98p

Unique structure to this wine and very Cos with all the spices and dark fruits. Tobacco and cedar. It's starts off full-bodied and flavorful, but continues to unfold in an energetic and weightless way. Savory and primary. Al dente grapes here. Exciting and thought-provoking. 98-99

  • 99p

Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core.  Excellent nose with ripe and multi-layered fruit, oriental spices, fine aromatic herbs in the background. Hints of dark chocolate and fine toasting. On the palate rich with elegance, ripe tannins and sweet fruit, fine liquorice and hints of spices, very well structured with excellent length and complex finish. 

  • 98p
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