2008 Château Cos D'Estournel review

Château Cos d'Estournel (Saint-Estèphe)

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Château Cos D'Estournel 2008

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The 2008 vintage is the result of very contrasted climatic conditions: The first half of the year capricious oscillating between a mild winter and a fresh spring start
July is a rather dry month, causing positive stress on some plots and a beautiful and ventilated September where winds from north and east have finished clearing and ripening the grapes
The winter of 2008 is rather mild and allows an early start of the vegetation, at the beginning of March
However, the beginning of spring, especially fresh, will slow the growth
The veraison is spread over the first half of August
The climatic conditions of September - strong winds from the north and east - have the effect of dehydrating the berries and have an impact on the particularly low yields of this vintage

These yields have been the lowest in Cos d'Estournel since 1991
The good weather in September has allowed a good health of the berries and allows us to envisage a late harvest in order to seek an optimal maturity polyphenolic.

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