CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL, SAINT-ESTÈPHE

 

BORDEAUX, FRANCE

 

Black Friday is here, and do we have a worthy deal to mark the day! Untouchable Saint-Estèphe ‘Super Second’ Château Cos d’Estournel easily stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its First Growth neighbors, and several recent vintages of their Grand Vin have garnered glowing accolades that in our minds, firmly establish the estate as a member of Bordeaux’s top tier. Today we’re highlighting the Grand Vins from the benchmark 2009 and 2010 vintages; these momentous wines are still evolving and certainly have a long life ahead, but they are entering the first stages of their respective drinking windows according to critic predictions. The double 100-point 2009 Grand Vin—that Robert Parker called “the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced"—and the 99+ point 2010 Grand Vin—one of the two favorite vintages to date of Cos Technical Director, Dominique Arangoïts—have stunning complexity that is as magnificent to experience as it is rare. 

 

Under the leadership of owner Michel Reybier, Cos d’Estournel has made production enhancements over the past couple decades that have undoubtedly elevated the quality of the wines. In fact, after the new construction of a gravity-fed vat room in 2008, “the winemaking process, from harvest reception to bottling, [takes] place without pumping. Grape berries, their juices and the resulting wines [are] handled as gently as possible, resulting in a subtle nectar with softer, more refined tannins” (Cos d’Estournel). This commitment to winemaking excellence begins in the vineyard, and each vine-grower on the estate is entrusted with the exact same ten plots (forty thousand vines) each year, and is entirely responsible for their care throughout the growing season. Without doubt, this uncompromisingly meticulous and precise approach to grape growing and winemaking seems all worth it when you are able to experience a perfectly evolved bottle of Cos d’Estournel—undoubtedly one of the best wines produced today. For one week only, you can collect these vintages at unbeatable Concierge-only pricing more than 28% off. It’s shaping up to be an extra special holiday season!

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, December 5, 2019.