Cos ’19 on Sale at 24% Discount to ’18, Liv-ex Says

Chateau Cos d’Estournel, a second-growth wine estate in Bordeaux’s northern Saint-Estephe appellation, put its 2019 vintage on sale at 110 euros ($124) a bottle in bond ex-negociant, a 24% discount to the 2018 release price of 144 euros, according to London-based online wine market Liv-ex.

Chateau Cos d’Estournel, Saint-Estephe. Photo: Guy Collins

The wine is being offered in the London trade at 1,368 pounds ($xxx) per 12-bottle case in bond, down 23% from its 2018 release price of 1,776 pounds a case, according to a Liv-ex Twitter post.

Cabernet Sauvignon typically makes up 75% or more of the blend, with Merlot between 20% and 33% and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. The estate, on the southern boundary of Saint-Estephe, borders on the vineyards of Pauillac first-growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild.

The pricing of Cos d’Estournel’s 2019 vintage followed the pattern of other leading wine estates that have already started to put their wines from that year on the market. Chateau Pontet-Canet, in the northern section of the Pauillac appellation, put its 2019 wines on sale at a 31% discount to the 2018 release price. 

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