Wine Chateau Cos d'Estournel, "Goulee", Medoc AOC, 2013
Reviews of purchase Chateau Cos d'Estournel, "Goulee", Medoc AOC, 2013
Wine saturated purple color.
Taste wine - astringent, with a sweet tasting notes in the middle and bitter accents at the finish. Ripe fruit tones give subtle fruity acidity, which is combined with hints of chocolate and nuances of minerals.
In the fragrant aroma of the wine felt notes of red fruits, currant and licorice. A good basis for the development of fruit and berry bouquet gives a mineral background.
The wine is a perfect accompaniment to red meat, poultry or game, perfectly combines with cheese.
"Goulee", 2008 - excellent dry red wine, which was used to create the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown in the vineyard "Guli", which is located in the north of the Medoc, on gravel hills overlooking the Gironde. Due to its location between the Atlantic Ocean and Esturnel that provides exceptional vines cool in hot summer days and extraordinary softness spring and winter wine "Guli" endowed with an extraordinary fruity character that recalls the style of some New World wines. After collecting the harvest carefully sorted, had a cold maceration in small vats, which resemble the shape of a truncated cone is then subjected to fermentation. Withstand the wine for 14 months. For aging wine used oak barrels, 50% of which - new.
The founder of Chateau Cos d'Esturnel Louis Gaspard d'Esturnel, born in 1762, the year of the reign of Louis XV and lived 91 years there was only one passion: Chateau Cos. Having inherited a small vineyard, in 1811 he produced the first wine and decided to devote himself vinification, experimenting with varieties and their treatment. Fast enough wine Cos d'Estournel surpassed in popularity many of the most prestigious wines and even began to export to India. Louis even earned the nickname "the Maharajah of Saint Estephe." Cos d'Estournel wine drinking Queen Victoria and the Russian tsars. And the Emperor Napoleon III loved these wines so that the palace of the Tuileries was delivered several thousand bottles. A year before his death, in 1852, Louis sells Chateau. And two years after the death of its creator, the imperial classification of 1855 placing Cos d'Estournel at the head of the region Saint-Estephe. Changed a lot of owners in 2000. Château falls into the hands of Michel Reybera, which aims to maintain the high standards of the castle, constantly striving for perfection, at the same time, continuing the style initiated by Louis Gaspard d'Esturnel. Thanks to his efforts, the wine Château Cos d'Esturnel can be seen today in the private wine bars rich wine lovers throughout Europe, Asia and America.