Dear Wine Lover,
Weeks ago I sent you an offer on the Cos dEstournel 2016, the first important release for this years En Primeur campaign. I mentioned that Robert Parkers wine advocate might rate the wine highly, as our head sommelier gave it a 20/20 and was in his opinion one of the best wines of the vintage
he was absolutely right, on Friday evening Parker published the ratings and also The wine advocate rated Cos dEstournel with the highest rating possible (98-100) describing it as: It really is a brilliant Cos d'Estournel that oozes class and sophistication, moreover, a wine that is going to give serious amounts of drinking pleasure over a very long period of time. Boom, and Cos drops the mic.
The market immediately reacted to this publication and the price increased by more than 30%-40% in a few hours, the wine is completely sold out at official release price but we are happy to offer at very slight increased price an additional 50cases, this will be sold very quickly. We still have a few more available cases at a convenient price, so be quick to take advantage of the following conditions before excessive demand will make the prices climb even more:
Considering that the only 100 Parker Cos dEstournel is the 2009 and it is selling at CHF 345.00 + Vat, this is an absolute bargain!!!!
75.0 cl Château Cos dEstournel 2016 - St. Estèphe - CHF 157.40 (CHF 170.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 6
Half bottles (37.5cl) at CHF 82.40 (CHF 89.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 12
Magnums (150.0cl) at CHF 333.35 (CHF 360.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 3
Double Magnums (300cl) at CHF 694.45 (CHF 750.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 1
Imperials (600cl) at CHF 1435.20(CHF 1550.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 1
Salmanazar (900cl) at CHF 2314.80 (CHF 2500.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 1
Balthazar (1200cl) at CHF 3148.15 (CHF 3400.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 1
Nebuchadnezzar (1500cl) at CHF 3981.50 (CHF 4300.00 Vat Incl.)minimum order OWC of 1
Melchior (1800cl) at CHF 4814.80 (CHF 5200.00 Vat Incl.) minimum order OWC of 1
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate: 98-100 points: The 2016 Cos d'Estournel takes the 2016 baton and runs with it. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 26 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare, this fabulous Saint Estèphe will be matured in 60% new oak. The alcohol level this year is 13.07%, which proprietor Michel Reybier reminded me is almost 1.5% lower than in 2010. This is clearly a more classically styled Cos d'Estournel that is completely different than say, the 2009 Cos d'Estournel and the more flamboyant, exotic wines in recent years. It actually bears more stylistic similarities to its neighbor Montrose. It is extremely detailed with blackberry and a touch of boysenberry, the fruit almost "creeping up" on you by stealth and then underneath, an undertow of minerals, wet limestone and even flint. The palate has astonishing: exquisite balance, perhaps the most precise and detailed Cos d'Estournel that I have encountered in many years of tasting at this address. It segues into a Pauillac-like second-half with veins of graphite strafing the black fruit, but what marks this Cos d'Estournel is the palpable energy and tension allied with an effortless nature. The persistence, the reverberation in the mouth is quite magnificent, perhaps even longer on my second visit to the property compared to the first. It really is a brilliant Cos d'Estournel that oozes class and sophistication, moreover, a wine that is going to give serious amounts of drinking pleasure over a very long period of time. Boomand Cos drops the mic. Tasted twice, almost three weeks apart, with consistent notes.