cos d'estournel, bordeaux blanc 2018

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

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.

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