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On the 14th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Cos d'Estournel.
Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2022
On the 14th June 2023, we now see the release of the second growth wine from Saint-Estephe named Cos d'Estournel, and the price is up 29.2% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 186 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £2,232.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 30.1% on the opening price of the 2021's.
At this price, buyers looking for value may want to consider back vintages such as the 2016, 2019 and 2020 vintages. See more pricing analysis below.
The 2022 Cos d’Estournel has been awarded two potential 100-point scores, alongside a 100-point score from Jean-Marc Quarin.
Fair Value analysis
There is no significant correlation between Cos d’Estournel Market Prices and Neal Martin scores – the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology.
Buyers looking for value have plenty of options to choose from. The 2016 vintage scored 100 points from Neal Martin and is available at a Market Price of £1,820 per 12×75, an 18.5% discount to today’s release.
The 2019 vintage also looks attractive, with a score of 97 points from Neal Martin who noted that it was ‘vibrant and energetic’ and ‘built for the long-term’ when he tasted it blind at the annual Southwold tasting. It is currently available at a 38.0% discount to today’s release.
The 97-point 2020 and the 96-point 2014 vintages also look attractive at a discount of 38.5% and 46.2% respectively to today’s release.
Neal Martin (Vinous) scored the wine a barrel range of 95-97 points.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) also gave the wine a barrel range of 95-97 and said ‘The 2022 Cos d’Estournel is stunning. Rich and statuesque in bearing, the 2022 captures all the best this vintage had to offer’. He added, ‘I imagine the 2022 will need a good 15-20 years to be at its finest’.
Jean-Marc Quarin awarded the wine a perfect 100 points and commented that ‘never before has this cru obtained such an appreciation’. He added that the wine is ‘captivating from the onset, captivating in the middle, accompanied by a thousand complex and vibrant sophisticated flavors’.
James Suckling gave it a barrel range of 98-99 points. In his tasting note he said there was an ‘unique structure to this wine and very Cos with all the spices and dark fruits’.
Meanwhile, William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded it a lower range of 93-95 points. In his tasting note, he commented that ‘the 2022’s chunky, glass-staining style makes it Ducru Beaucaillou’s only rival for the title of most extracted second growth of the Médoc’.
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:
(93 - 95)