cos d'estournel, bordeaux blanc 2018
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
JEB DUNNUCK
95

2018 cos d'estournel, bordeaux blanc

Why We're Buying

Château Cos d'Estournel is a grand cru vineyard composed primarily of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. While each vintage of its flagship wine contains different amounts of the two grapes, the quality remains the same.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 67% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Sémillon aging in 7% new barriques (13.88% alcohol), the Cos d'Estournel 2018 Blanc is a little closed to begin, opening out to energetic white peach, pink grapefruit and green guava notes plus touches of honeyed toast, orange blossom and coriander seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with exotic fruit and stone fruit layers, marked by a seriously refreshing line and finishes long and honey laced.

JEB DUNNUCK
95

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Cos D'Estournel Blanc includes slightly more Sémillon and is 67% Sauvignon and 33% Sémillon brought up all in barrel, with just 7% being new. Richer notes of crushed citrus, tart peach, white flowers, and salty minerality all emerge from this beauty. It's medium to full-bodied, clean, nicely concentrated, and has a great finish. It's one of the richer whites in the vintage, yet it stays vibrant and racy, with beautiful acidity. Bravo.

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

This is very powerful and tangy with driven acidity and freshness. Full-bodied yet layered and bright. Tight center palate. One of my favorite whites of the vintage.