2010 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WA 99 JS 98 JD 98 JL 98 NM 97 WS 97 DC 95 WE 95 JR 93
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020

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...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, October 2016

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.
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, May 2023

The 2010 Château Cos D'Estournel is based on 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot that was pulled from just 55% of the total production and aged in 80% new French oak. Hitting...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2018

I am shocked by how much fun this was to drink at the tender age of only 9 years of age. Full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, in fact, dense is a good way to discuss this beauty. But the wine is balanced, fresh and...
NM 97

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...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, January 2016

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...
DC 95

Decanter, February 2021

Starting to really open up at this 11 year point, although the tannins remain in full control. Deep rich chocolate, edges of smoked cinnamon, anis, Crème de cassis, cigar box and earth. Plenty of the Cos signature of...
WE 95

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...
JR 93

Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014

(18/20) 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.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2010 Cos d'Estournel is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend hailing from the prestigious St Estephe region in Bordeaux, France. This wine exudes elegance and class, with a stunning deep garnet color that immediately catches the eye. The nose is a symphony of aromas, revealing dense black fruit, cedar, melted tar, and hints of mint that unfold beautifully in the glass. It is a bouquet that oozes sophistication and refinement.

On the palate, this medium-bodied wine showcases fine but firm tannins that provide excellent structure and support to layers of ripe black fruit. The flavors are rich and concentrated, with notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums, and blackcurrant pastilles. As the wine evolves, additional nuances of potpourri, black cherry compote, and chocolate box emerge, accompanied by delicate touches of dried sage, tobacco, and new leather. The finish is long, persistent, and sprinkled with a touch of white pepper, adding an extra layer of complexity.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this is a wine that demands attention and promises a remarkable aging potential. According to esteemed wine critic Neal Martin, this is an immense Saint Estephe that is perfect for long-term aging, making it an excellent addition to any cellar. Other renowned critics, such as Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, Jeff Leve, and Jeb Dunnuck, have also praised this wine for its exceptional quality and character.

The 2010 Cos d'Estournel is a wine of extremes, combining superripe fruit with dark tannins and bright acidity. It offers a complex and rich tasting experience, with ripe plums, sweet black fruits, and hints of black chocolate extract. The palate is lifted by the bright acidity, creating a harmonious balance. This wine is a true masterpiece, showcasing the best of what Bordeaux can offer.

For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle of the 2010 Cos d'Estournel, it is recommended to give it another 4-5 years of bottle aging to allow it to reach its full potential. However, for those who cannot wait, decanting for about 90 minutes will allow the wine to open up and reveal its true beauty. Whether enjoyed now or in the future, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur.