2009 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • JJB
  • WS 97
  • WE 96
  • IWC 92
  • NM 91

Reviews for 2009 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier... One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur incense charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium and a seamless integration of tannin acidity wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement it is the greatest Cos d'Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting but it will not hit its prime for a decade and should age effortlessly for a half century.
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2015
This is amazing as always with layers of fruit and firm, velvety tannins. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and length. Currants, raspberries and Indian spices. It goes on for minutes. A monumental Cos. Greatest ever... This is amazing as always with layers of fruit and firm, velvety tannins. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and length. Currants, raspberries and Indian spices. It goes on for minutes. A monumental Cos. Greatest ever from here. Better in five years, but amazing.
JJB
John Perry - JJ Buckley, March 2010
65% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc. 80% new barrels. 14.5% alcohol. Represents 56% of total production at the chateau. Wow this wine is like no other in 2009 Bordeaux - big ripe hedonistic.seriously... 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc. 80% new barrels. 14.5% alcohol. Represents 56% of total production at the chateau. Wow this wine is like no other in 2009 Bordeaux - big ripe hedonistic.seriously pushing the envelope and it will be very interesting to see how this develops over time. Massively endowed and opulent with gobs of dark fruit and spice on the nose. It makes a remarkable entry on the palate with rich and concentrated fruit. Smooth and long with a gravelly mineral tinge lurking beneath the fruit and a trace of heat on the finish.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2016
This shows why everyone loves the vintage. Features a gorgeous display of perfectly melded plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that flows beautifully over very creamy tannins. Still nearly all fruit, with flecks of... This shows why everyone loves the vintage. Features a gorgeous display of perfectly melded plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that flows beautifully over very creamy tannins. Still nearly all fruit, with flecks of warm stone and iron on the finish. This could easily sit in this phase for some time, but will be hard to resist. Totally modern and beautifully done.—Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2040. 20,830 cases made. –JM
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
(WE94-96 points) Barrel sample. A hugely rich wine, where the tannins seem initially lost in the overwhelming fruit. It has power and concentration, showing its alcohol a little. There is great intensity, but an edge of... (WE94-96 points) Barrel sample. A hugely rich wine, where the tannins seem initially lost in the overwhelming fruit. It has power and concentration, showing its alcohol a little. There is great intensity, but an edge of Portiness from the super-rich fruit.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Saturated dark ruby. Exotic port-like aromas of blackberry liqueur mocha and grilled meat. Fat lush saline and sweet conveying an impression of extreme port-like ripeness. Huge mouth-saturating flavors of dark berries... Saturated dark ruby. Exotic port-like aromas of blackberry liqueur mocha and grilled meat. Fat lush saline and sweet conveying an impression of extreme port-like ripeness. Huge mouth-saturating flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not heavy but doesn't exactly dance on the palate. Does this need years to shed some of its baby fat or will it always be a bit monolithic? Finishes with a boatload of ripe broad tannins and palate-staining fruit. In a distinctly extreme style and yet this maintained its sweetness of fruit for days in the recorked bottle. This is bound to be one of the most controversial wines of the vintage. I look forward to checking back in on it in 10 or 15 years.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. There is a lot of fruit intensity on the nose with layers of blackberry, raspberry, candied orange peel and dark plum all vying for attention. It is glossy, dare I say almost... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. There is a lot of fruit intensity on the nose with layers of blackberry, raspberry, candied orange peel and dark plum all vying for attention. It is glossy, dare I say almost “slutty”. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins on the entry. There is good weight and volume to this wine, the Merlot more expressive than elsewhere with a lovely rich, decadent, weighty finish that is a hedonistic treat, but chooses not to translate the terroir of this great property. I prefer the 2010!