2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)
A dense and pretty white with sliced apple, pear and pineapple. Full body and very fresh. Tangy and bright. Lovely energy to this.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon, picked between 14 and 29 September at a low 29 hl/ha. It has a charming bouquet with lime flower, apricot blossom and just a touch of blood orange. There is a sprightliness to this wine. The palate is crisp and fresh with a fine bead of acidity, plenty of tension here and perhaps more precision than previous vintages that I have tasted since its debut. I like the flow of energy here. This is an excellent Cos d'Estournel Blanc that should age with style and panache. (NM)
The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is brisk and nicely focused throughout. This is a beautiful, classy wine endowed with lovely energy and overall tension. In this vintage, the emphasis seems to have been on maintaining freshness, which comes through in the wine's vivacity. Green orchard fruit, sage and mint add the closing shades of nuance. (AG)
Crisp and herbal, this bright wine that has touches of ginger, as well as more tropical fruits. It is a very fine wine, fresh while rich. (RV)
Very well-expressed 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon blend with zesty grapefruit acidity. (SS)
Pale greenish straw. Very exuberant nose. And pretty tight and grapefruity dry finish. Tight. Chalky finish. Tight and racy and ambitious. 17/20 points