2010 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • JL 98
  • JS 98
  • WA 97
  • NM 97
  • WE 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2010 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Cos d'Estournel was produced from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and the remainder Petit Verdot. The wine reached 14.5 % alcohol which is a little lower than they achieved in 2009. Representing... Cos d'Estournel was produced from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and the remainder Petit Verdot. The wine reached 14.5 % alcohol which is a little lower than they achieved in 2009. Representing 55% of the harvest the wine looks as dark as a midnight sky with coaxing the wine offers smoke Asian spice cassis boysenberry stone and minerality in the complex nose. Powerful dense pure and packed with tannins as well as a wall of fruit this wine requires serious aging. Long fresh and mouth filling while the tannin levels are less than they were in 2009 due to the higher levels of acidity (which shaped the wines character) the wine feels more tannic. This broad shouldered muscular wine will not be fun to drink in its youth. In time it may become the perfect blend of tradition and modern. Tasters who were not happy with 2009 Cos should love this wine (It's closer in style to 2005 with a dash of 1986 blended in than it is to 2009.) 96-98 Pts Prats thinks 2010 Cos is a perfect definition of what Bordeaux does at its best mixing austerity power and elegance. While he loves 2009 Cos d'Estournel for its glamorous style Jean-Guillaume considers it a unique vintage for the chateau.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2015
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.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
97+ The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this... 97+ The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades. - Robert Parker
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Cos d'Estournel 2010 has a lovely, well defined bouquet with dense black fruit, cedar, melted tar and mint that unfolds wonderfully in the glass and just oozes... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Cos d'Estournel 2010 has a lovely, well defined bouquet with dense black fruit, cedar, melted tar and mint that unfolds wonderfully in the glass and just oozes class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannins supporting layers of ripe black fruit. There is a touch of white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is long and persistent. This is just an immense Saint Estephe for long-term aging i.e. after you have finished all your 2009s.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
This is a complex and rich wine dominated by superripe fruit. It is a wine of extremes, of fruit, of dark tannins allied to some bitterness from the black chocolate extract. Ripe plums and sweet black fruits are given a... This is a complex and rich wine dominated by superripe fruit. It is a wine of extremes, of fruit, of dark tannins allied to some bitterness from the black chocolate extract. Ripe plums and sweet black fruits are given a lift at the end with bright acidity.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
An extremely well-sculpted, modern wine, with an enormous core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and cassis fruit to match the ambitious roasted apple wood-, black tea- and tobacco-infused toast. Dense and chewy now... An extremely well-sculpted, modern wine, with an enormous core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and cassis fruit to match the ambitious roasted apple wood-, black tea- and tobacco-infused toast. Dense and chewy now, displaying the tannic spine of the vintage, this remains integrated, racy and incredibly long, offering a piercing chalky backbone that rivets everything together. Best from 2018 through 2038. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
94+ Full, bright ruby. Superripe but vibrant nose offers liqueur-like cassis, graphite, mocha and exotic oak scents; smells thick! Then plush, dense, large-scaled and seamless, offering extraordinary breadth and a 3-D... 94+ Full, bright ruby. Superripe but vibrant nose offers liqueur-like cassis, graphite, mocha and exotic oak scents; smells thick! Then plush, dense, large-scaled and seamless, offering extraordinary breadth and a 3-D texture to its dark fruit, graphite and mineral flavors. This very modern style of Cos finishes with outstanding, building, palate-saturating persistence and utterly sweet tannins.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Very healthy deep crimson. Luscious fruit. Very beguiling. Spreads right across the palate. Extremely seductive. Just slightly inky on the finish at the moment but there is masses of ripe fruit and tannin here. 18/20