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Sold for

R 21 105
Lot 114
Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe; 2014; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml
  • Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe; 2014; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 12 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 21 105
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Saint-Estèphe, 2014
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Today Cos d'Estournel is without doubt the leading estate in St-Estéphe. It is located in the south of the appellation on the border with Pauillac and its vineyards are superbly sited on a south-facing gravel ridge with a high clay content, just north of Lafite. Cos d'Estournel was given its name in 1811 from founder Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. Its popularity spread among wine lovers and royalty and soon the wines were being exported globally. With a large portion of the exports going to India, the château was influenced by, and took inspiration from India as can be seen in the unique Indian designs in Cos d'Estournel today.

Critics Ratings

'The 2014 Cos d'Estournel is destined to turn into a very lovely Saint Estèphe. This bottle was actually tasted over a period of a few hours. The word "cool" is one that reappeared in my vernacular now that the wine is in bottle. The estate is known for producing a more luxuriant and extravagant bouquet compared to its Saint Estèphe peers, yet this vintage is streamlined (to re-appropriate my original descriptor). It's unashamedly focused and delineated. It delivers intense blackberry and bilberry scents, again with a touch of iris. The palate is beautifully balanced with not a single hair out of place. The acidity is well judged and I noticed that after two or three hours, there was a faint vein of graphite that lends it a Pauillac-like personality, no surprise given that it lies just across the border. It will require several years in bottle for the tannins to mellow, but the result will be a very attractive, quite correct, fresh and precise Cos d'Estournel that will bestow two or three decades of drinking enjoyment. Tasted February 2017.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (RobertParker.com), 94/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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