Cos d'Estournel - Grand Cru Classé -2013 - St Estephe - Bordeaux - France
Beautiful and refreshingly beguiling on the nose and the palate. Real coolness, precision with a great weight and balance. Coming in at less than 13% alcohol, nothing about this feels pushed, enhanced or fake. Classic in a very complementary way.
Blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Cos d'Estournel opens with notes of sauted herbs, roast beef, potpourri, eucalyptus and crushed rocks over a core of redcurrant jelly, crushed blackcurrants, kirsch and violets. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers lovely freshness and a good amount of depth, textured by a chewy frame and finishing long and mineral tinged.