2011 Château Cos D'Estournel review

Château Cos d'Estournel (Saint-Estèphe)

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Château Cos D'Estournel 2011

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Château Cos d'Estournel was born in vineyards located in the heart of AOC Saint-Estèphe, in the renowned wine region of Bordeaux. This wine was designated among Deuxièmes Crus, in the famous classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855, just after the best wines in the world for quality. It is produced mainly with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, harvested and carefully selected by hand. At the entrance in the cellar, the clusters through a refrigerated tunnel in order to slow down the oxidation; as a result of the grapes macerate at a 7-9ºC temperature for about 7 days. The wort is transferred into stainless steel tanks exclusively by gravity and the fermentation takes place at low temperature, so as not to extract the harshest tannins. Then the wine is aged in barrels for a long time almost entirely new French oak before being imbottigliato.Lo Château Cos d'Estournel has a brilliant and intense ruby ​​red color. The nose opens with intense aromas of ripe cherry, blueberry and cassis, enriched by elegant hints of licorice, chocolate and coffee. The palate is concentrated and powerful, medium-bodied, with round tannins and a hint of incense characteristic and unique among the Bordeaux wines. Perfect to accompany red meats, game and poultry, this Bordeaux wine is ideal in combination with Asian cuisine, the tuna and the mushroom-based dishes.

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