Chateau Cos d'Estournel Goulée Médoc 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau Cos d'Estournel|
The 2015 Goulée by Cos d'Estournel is fruity, supple and quite tasty. The richness of the year comes though in the wine's radiant, ripe dark fruit character. Hints of leather, smoke and spice add aromatic nuance to this gracious, mid-weight wine from the Cos d'Estournel team. Time in the glass really brings out the wine's aromatics nicely. The blend is 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.
High-pitched, with a strong savory note amid the red currant, blood orange and bitter cherry fruit flavors. A brisk-edged chalk accent lines the fresh finish. Best from 2020 through 2024. 7,667 cases made.
This wine is rich, with superripe tannins and a barnyard character. It has structure but it mainly focuses on fruit and acidity. Made by the team at Cos d'Estournel, the wine has a rich structure and will be ready to drink soon, from 2019.
The largest production cuvee is the Merlot-dominated 2015 Goulée By Cos D'Estournel and it's a forward, open-knit, attractive red loaded with notions of plums, black cherries, and leafy herbs. I'd happily drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years.
The 2015 Goulée is a blend of 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 52 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 30% new oak. There is a noticeable marine influence that tinctures the black fruit here, pleasant lift from the glass, if missing the complexity of other vintages that I have tasted at this early juncture. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, moderate depth, just a touch of powdered dark chocolate sprinkled over the black fruit. It just feels a little simplistic on the finish and I suspect that it will be an early-drinking 2015.