Cos d'Estournel 2010 (6x75cl)
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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!
Drinking Window: 2024 - 2060
Reviewer Name: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Review Date: 5th March 2020
There’s clarity and beauty to this wine as always with pure dark berry, stones and spices. Some clove too. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long finish. Pure and precise wine with so much class. Try in 2020.
The 2010 Cos d’Estournel is initially backward on the nose, yet it eventually unfurls to reveal pixelated black fruit, crushed stone, cedar and pine cones, wonderful precision and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins that frame the multi-layered black fruit laced with cedar and black pepper. Great body, superb length and outstanding precision on the finish - what more would you want? Tasted blind at 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2065
Reviewer Name: Neal Martin
Review Date: 1st April 2020
A great contrast to the '09, this feels even denser, with dark plum, black currant and fig sauce flavors that pump along. The spine is all graphite and chalk, giving this a riveting feel through the finish. The cut is terrific, no easy feat considering how dense the fruit is. A stunning wine.--Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2025 through 2045. 16,000 cases made.
This clearly has more balance than the 2009, and it remains extremely rich and powerful. It has great intensity, with lovely layers of liquorice and dark chocolate tempered by slate and smoked bracken, plus a silky texture that blows you away. It wasn't an easy vintage in its youth, primarily because it's a massive wine. The tannins are full, and this is one of the few vintages where you can hand-on-heart say it has zero end in sight, it will just keep on trucking. Even after all this time it needs another few years before softening, and it should be decanted a good three to four hours before drinking if it’s opened any sooner. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend.
- Year 2010
- Colour Red
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- Sub Region Saint-Estephe
- Pack Size 6x75cl
- ABV 14.50°
- Drinking Window 2025 - 2065
- Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
- LWIN 100878820100600750
Château Cos d’Estournel
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to an Asian temple, complete with its unmissable and iconic sandstone pagodas, Château Cos d’Estournel (or simply “Cos”, as it is affectionately known) is one of the greatest properties in Bordeaux. Ranked as a Second Growth in the great classification of 1855, it is locked in an endless contest with the mighty Château Montrose for St-Estèphe supremacy each vintage.
Founded by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, Château Cos d’Estournel is adjacent to the legendary Lafite Rothschild – of course simply “Lafite” at that time – the two actual châteaux are visible from one another. It is said that Louis-Gaspard looked across at the mighty Lafite, at this time already famed for its extraordinary wine, from his lofty Médoc gravel banks and exclaimed that he must do the same. A man of boundless natural energy, d’Estournel continued to travel extensively whilst taking a very close involvement in the production of his exceptional wines – which became a particular favourite of British officers in India as early as 1838.
2000 saw the arrival of current owner Michel Reybier, who felt an instant pull towards the eccentricities and profound brilliance of both Château Cos d’Estournel and its great founder. It is fair to say that Reybier has been an excellent custodian of this most storied and mythical estate. Now, Cos stands at the forefront of the Super Second wave, frequently challenging and not-so-infrequently surpassing the First Growths of the Médoc.
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