Cos D'Estournel, 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, 2010
78% Cab Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
The palate is full-bodied with quite assertive dry tannins on the entry rendering this a slightly more masculine Cos that is quintessential Saint Estephe but nods southwards towards Pauillac. Touches of graphite and cedar interlace the pure blackberry and briary fruit with great tension towards the finish. Very fine sense of symmetry here with great length in the mouth - This is a classic Cos!
"Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way to notions of potpourri, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus touches of dried sage, tobacco and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and very lively acidity supporting the remarkable intensity of tightly wound fruit layers, finishing very long and fragrant. Give it another 4-5 years in bottle and this will be stunning!"
99/100 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, March 2020
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- Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
- Saint Estephe
- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
- Influence of Oak: