2010 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 99
  • NM 98
  • JL 98
  • JS 98
  • WA 97

Reviews for 2010 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This offers a terrific panoply of dark tea cocoa savory herb and red currant confiture aromas. Remarkably dense with loads of strapping dark fruit and tar in reserve. There's massive structure yet this is rounded and so... This offers a terrific panoply of dark tea cocoa savory herb and red currant confiture aromas. Remarkably dense with loads of strapping dark fruit and tar in reserve. There's massive structure yet this is rounded and so so long. A huge wine in the making. This is going to compete with the elite of the vintage. A truly superb effort. Contains 1 percent Petit Verdot for first time since 2005.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Tasted twice just to check several days apart the first under cloudy skies the second under blue. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot cropped at 36hl/ha delivering 14.5%... Tasted twice just to check several days apart the first under cloudy skies the second under blue. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot cropped at 36hl/ha delivering 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 (it was 3.68 for 2009) this has a very refined focused bouquet with pure blackberry blueberry Dorset plum scented nose with wonderful tension and mineralité. I really like the precision on this 2010 far more than the exotic 2009. The palate is full-bodied with quite assertive dry tannins on the entry rendering this a slightly more masculine Cos d'Estournel 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. Back to the Cos d'Estournel I love. Drink 2018- Tasted March 2011.
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 55% of... 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, May 2011
2010 Cos d'Estournel: Representing 55% of the production and cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare Cos d'Estournel's final blend in 2010 is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot and the rest tiny portions of Petit Verdot and... 2010 Cos d'Estournel: Representing 55% of the production and cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare Cos d'Estournel's final blend in 2010 is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot and the rest tiny portions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Compared to the massive 2009 (14.6% natural alcohol) the 2010 achieved slightly less alcohol but also a lower pH which accounts for its more tannic backward huge style. An inky/purple color is accompanied by aromas of damp earth black currants blackberries licorice and charcoal. Firm thick and super-concentrated it is another outrageously impressive wine that will require 6-10 years of cellaring. It should keep for 30+ years. It is somewhat 2005-ish in its structure and palate impression.
JJB 97
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
78% cabernet sauvignon 19% merlot 2% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. 80% new French oak barrels. This is now a 71 hectare vineyard whose average vine age is 35 years. 55% of total production is going into the Grand Vin... 78% cabernet sauvignon 19% merlot 2% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. 80% new French oak barrels. This is now a 71 hectare vineyard whose average vine age is 35 years. 55% of total production is going into the Grand Vin with yields a tiny 36hl/ha (2 higher than 2009). Alcohol is 14.5% and lower pH than 2009. Soils are a mix of deep gravel and clay overlooking the Gironde River estuary. Black and blue fruits dominate with crushed spring flowers tar freshly turned earth and Asian spice followed by secondary notes of baker's chocolate minerals black currant and kirsch. A seamless entry leads to a sinuous curve oscillating between power and precision with a massive expansion of dense focused fruit. A peak crescendo of black raspberry kicks off complex layers of tar graphite and truffle. An amazing wine with more precision and less opulence than 2009. The comparisons will last for many decades and will provide for many intellectual debates.