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Sold for

R 14 070
Lot 27
Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe; 2005; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml
  • Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe; 2005; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 7 500 - 9 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 14 070

About this Item

Saint-Estèphe, 2005
2 (1 x 2) 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 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a little closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wafts of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5-6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!! ' – eRobertParker.com 2018. 98 points

Provenance

Wine Cellar


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