2011 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2011 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM93-95 points) A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha the 2011 has a pleasant sedate bouquet that is well defined perhaps missing a little tension and animation but replete... (NM93-95 points) A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha the 2011 has a pleasant sedate bouquet that is well defined perhaps missing a little tension and animation but replete with succulent blackberry cassis and violets aromas that render it light and feminine. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy slightly furry tannins on the entry. The acidity it keen and citric lending this more vigour than Montrose whilst the finish has fine precision and length. Jean-Guillaume has fashioned a very fine Saint Estèphe for the vintage. Tasted April 2012.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2015
This is really excellent for the vintage with currants, dark berries and minerals on the nose and palate. Full body, firm tannins and a long finish. It’s a bit linear but racy and superb. One of the best of the vintage... This is really excellent for the vintage with currants, dark berries and minerals on the nose and palate. Full body, firm tannins and a long finish. It’s a bit linear but racy and superb. One of the best of the vintage. Better in 2020.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
Powerful, very rich and very concentrated, this epitomizes the opulent style of Cos d’Estournel. A sense of extraction is overwhelmed by the huge, ripe fruit. It shows velvet texture at first, but then the tannins come on... Powerful, very rich and very concentrated, this epitomizes the opulent style of Cos d’Estournel. A sense of extraction is overwhelmed by the huge, ripe fruit. It shows velvet texture at first, but then the tannins come on strongly, leaving a wine that will age over many years. Drink from 2022.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Offers ample, almost flashy fruit, with layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit rushing forth, lined with anise and toasted spice details. Stays flattering through the finish and will win some fans... Offers ample, almost flashy fruit, with layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit rushing forth, lined with anise and toasted spice details. Stays flattering through the finish and will win some fans, but lacks the grip and density for the long haul. Drink now through 2021. –JM
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Good deep ruby. Spicy aromas of dark plum, red cherry, botanical herbs and graphite. Dense, bright and energetic, with good herbal lift to the precise blackcurrant and dark plum flavors. This fresh, lively wine picks up... Good deep ruby. Spicy aromas of dark plum, red cherry, botanical herbs and graphite. Dense, bright and energetic, with good herbal lift to the precise blackcurrant and dark plum flavors. This fresh, lively wine picks up flesh and depth with aeration. The tactile, chewy finish is pure, long and perfumed. - Ian D'Agata