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Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2015

SubregionBordeaux Appellation
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2015Cos d'Estournel Blanc New

3 Bottle OWC

BT191,050.001295 JS21116.6666666666795.0095.00Cos d'Estournel Blanc0.75
Bordeaux2015Cos d'Estournel Blanc New

Individual OWC

MG151,050.00695 JS11116.6666666666795.0095.00Cos d'Estournel Blanc1.5
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Tasting Notes

Exotic aromas of sliced mangoes and green papaya with undertones of pebbles and lemon rind. Full-bodied and dense — showing plenty of phenolic tension — yet this remains vivid and bright. Dried fruits such as apricots and lemons come to the surface on the palate. Dense and complex wine. Drink or hold for many years ahead.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

The Cos d’Estournel 2015 Blanc has an attractive bouquet with fresh green apple, apricot blossom and a touch of wet stone—to be honest, almost exactly how I remember it from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasing, quite sharp and lively entry. This 2015 is underpinned by a fine line of acidity, a little spicier in bottle than in barrel, with veins of lemongrass enlivening the finish. This is a very commendable white Bordeaux that could be broached now, though I would prefer to leave it another couple of years. Anticipated maturity: 2019 - 2030.

Neal Martin, -, March 2018

The 2015 Blanc from Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon fermented in 15% new and 85% second fill oak barrels and matured for nine months. It offers up scents of lemongrass, lime leaves and dill seed with fresh hay notes. The light to medium-bodied palate is very refreshing with earthy/savory layers and good length, finishing perfumed. 2018 - 2026

Neal Martin, -, March 2018

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon, picked between 14 and 29 September at a low 29 hl/ha. It has a charming bouquet with lime flower, apricot blossom and just a touch of blood orange. There is a sprightliness to this wine. The palate is crisp and fresh with a fine bead of acidity, plenty of tension here and perhaps more precision than previous vintages that I have tasted since its debut. I like the flow of energy here. This is an excellent Cos d'Estournel Blanc that should age with style and panache. Drink 2019-2035

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2016

A dense and pretty white with sliced apple, pear and pineapple. Full body and very fresh. Tangy and bright. Lovely energy to this.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is absolutely delicious. Green apple, mint, white flowers and lime are all finely cut in a striking, beautifully chiseled white loaded with class and personality. The blend is 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, with the Sauvignon clearly driving the wine's flavor profile and overall textural feel. 2018 - 2023

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is brisk and nicely focused throughout. This is a beautiful, classy wine endowed with lovely energy and overall tension. In this vintage, the emphasis seems to have been on maintaining freshness, which comes through in the wine's vivacity. Green orchard fruit, sage and mint add the closing shades of nuance.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

Pale greenish straw. Very exuberant nose. And pretty tight and grapefruity dry finish. Tight. Chalky finish. Tight and racy and ambitious. 12.9%
Drink 2017-2020

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016

Less than 1000 cases are produced annually of Cos d'Estournel's white wine which is made from grapes grown in the Goulee vineyard in the Northern Medoc. 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. Pale lemon colour with some pinapple and flinty lemon on the nose. The palate is cool and fresh with lively acidity lining grassy green apple and lemon flavours. There is a touch of sappy oak, but this wine is all about freshness and cool fruit.

Farr Vintners, March 2016

The 2015 Cos D'Estournel Blanc is a Sauvignon Blanc dominated white that offers an exotic, medium-bodied, vibrant style in addition to outstanding notes of citrus blossom, tangerine, and lime peel. I like it today, but it should keep for at least a decade. 2018 - 2028

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017

Concentration and depth on the nose the palate has ripe pineapple and peach. There is mid crispness citrus, flint light and fresh towards the back with a lime and lemon rind freshness on the finish. 2018-26

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016

It’s a rare vintage when Cos’ white wine is better than its red, but that’s the case here. This
was picked late, but comes from a cool site. Saline, zesty and delicately oaked, with a whiff of
sea breeze and a waxy undertone. Complex, satisfying stuff. Drink: 2017-22

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

They started picking on 14 September because the Sauvignon needed this extra time to fully ripen. It is vinified in oak,
but only a touch of new is needed to season this wine. Made from two picks to layer flavour there is not too much exoticism
(which I have found a little too sickly in the past) thank goodness. There is structure here, but it is not too heady or
tropical. I love the acidity and the palate is not too flamboyant. A success.

Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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