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2009 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • JS100
  • JP99
  • WS97
  • WE96
  • ST92

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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.
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
What a fabulous nose of currants raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless. Laser guided. Shows such intensity. Decadent and rich and... What a fabulous nose of currants raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless. Laser guided. Shows such intensity. Decadent and rich and changing all the time. Mystical wine. Dense yet agile. More refined than when I tasted it in November in Hong Kong. Try in 2018.
JP99
John Perry - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is a stunner with gloriously ripe succulent cassis blackberry and fig fruit flavors backed by extra notes of plum cake blueberry confiture and roasted wood spice. On the back half the iron spine takes over on the... This is a stunner with gloriously ripe succulent cassis blackberry and fig fruit flavors backed by extra notes of plum cake blueberry confiture and roasted wood spice. On the back half the iron spine takes over on the hard-driving and extremely long anise- and incense-tinged finish. An awesome expression of the modern style. Best from 2020 through 2040. -JM
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
(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.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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.