COS D'ESTOURNEL Saint-Estephe 2008

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: "The medium to deep garnet colored 2008 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pow! The nose explodes with notes of baked cherries, preserved plums, fried herbs, beef drippings and warm cassis with wafts of wood smoke, salami and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and earthy/savory in character, sporting beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

About the winery:
Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a 91-hectare wine estate located in Saint-Estephe in Gironde. Cos d'Estournel produces wine under the Saint-Estèphe appellation, classified among the second Grands Crus in the 1855 classification.

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 95/100