Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2016

Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2016

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Louis Gaspard d'Estournel founded the estate in 1811. The most notable facts from the ownership of Louis Gaspard was that he did not sell his wines through the traditional Bordeaux Negoiciant System. He preferred to sell his wines direct to consumers. The second fact was Cos d'Estournel was one of the first Chateau to estate bottle their wine. Although Chateau du Tertre was partial estate bottled in the 17th century, Cos d'Estournel was on a large scale. In 1852 Louis Gaspard died and a member of the Charmolue family purchased the estate. The Charmolue family owned Chateau Montrose at that time. In 1917 Fernand Ginestet purchased the property where it remained until 1998. Today Michel Reybier owns the Cos.

Cos d'Estournel Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon

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Wine Advocate: 92
Decanter: 93
Another Mdoc white to bear in mind when selecting this year. A 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon blend, the team picked over the course of four outings, right through to 10th October having started on 12th September. This is far enough up in the northern Mdoc to get full estuary breezes, and with extreme selection the crop is one third less than last year. The aromatic precision is lovely, a fresh, clean line of citrus and white peach flesh that opens up and peels itself back through the palate.
Wine Enthusiast: 92
This is a well-balanced wine that has ripe tropical-fruit and citrus flavors. Despite the warm, dry summer, it is so bright and lively, packed with fruitiness and crisp acidity.
James Suckling: 97
A layered and deep white with beautiful fruit giving mango, sliced-lemon and green-pineapple character. Full-bodied and so flavorful. Love the phenolic balance. One of the best dry whites of the vintage.