The wine is being offered by the trade at £1,368 per 12×75, a decrease of 23% on the 2018 release of £1,776 per case.
It comes with an international recommended price tag of 1100 HK, 139 CHF, 153 USD, 15 840 JPY. It has been reported that the chateau will be donating €1 for each bottle sold to the hospitality industry.
Yields for the 2019 were 43 hectoliters per hectare.
Cos d’Estournel is among James Suckling’s top scoring Bordeaux 2019 wines, with a barrel range of 98-99 points. For Suckling, this is a “very powerful and structured Cos”. The wine also received 96 points from Jean-Marc Quarin. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate) awarded it 97-99+ and called it a “vinous masterpiece in the making”. She also revealed that the wine “came in at an alcohol level of 14.02%” – a level which would make it exempt from the 25% US tariffs.
As the chart below shows, a score of 96 by Neal Martin would make the wine sit on the ‘Fair Value’ line. Any higher, and the wine would represent good value for money. Depending on the critic of choice, buyers might already be tempted by this purchase.
Looking back the 2014 looks attractive, with 96 points from Martin, six years in bottle and at 30% discount to today’s release (£970 per 12×75). The physical 100-point 2016 can also be bought at a small 11% premium.
Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2019 was also released this morning at €92.4 per bottle ex-negociant – at the same price level as the 2018 release. It is being offered in the UK at £1152 and comes with an international recommended price tag of 930 HK, 117 CHF, 128 US, 13 380 JPY per bottle.
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