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Chateau Cos D'estournel Blanc 2018
Château: Chateau Cos D'estournel Blanc 2018

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James Suckling 97-98/100

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.

Parker 92-94

Lisa Perrotti-Brown. 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.

Jancis Robinson 16.5/20

67% Sauvigon Blanc, 33% Sémillon. Barrel sample. More subdued on the nose than the white Pagodes but a little more complex: touch of creamy oak and spice and fresh grapefruit but also a richer note from the Sémillon. On the palate, tense and fresh, moderate intensity with clean-cut citrus and a dry, lightly grippy texture. Long and serious, direct, freshness over concentration. (JH) Drink 2021-2024