2011 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WS 91
  • WA 91

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Reg: $350.00

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NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 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... (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 Estephe for the vintage.
JS 95
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2016
The 2010 is hard to follow, but this presents a lovely beam of raspberry and cassis fruit, with light bay and savory notes and flashes of violet and chalk on the finish. This has tightened up a little in bottle, which is... The 2010 is hard to follow, but this presents a lovely beam of raspberry and cassis fruit, with light bay and savory notes and flashes of violet and chalk on the finish. This has tightened up a little in bottle, which is good, and represents a fine effort considering the hail that came at the end of the season.—Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Drink now through 2025. 12,667 cases made. –JM
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Cos d’Estournel exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and sweet, toasty, oaky notes intermixed with floral and forest floor characteristics. The complex aromatics suggest this is a top success in 2011. In the mouth... The 2011 Cos d’Estournel exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and sweet, toasty, oaky notes intermixed with floral and forest floor characteristics. The complex aromatics suggest this is a top success in 2011. In the mouth, the wine is slightly more compact than one would find in a great vintage, such as 2009 and 2010, but it has impressive richness for the vintage as well as light to moderate tannin and admirable purity. It will benefit from 2-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15-20 years. Only 30% of the production was utilized for Cos D’Estournel, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. - Robert Parker
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, April 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. The earliest harvest since 1893 picking began on Sep 5 and ended Sep 16. Only 30% of the total production made it into the grand vin resulting in the smallest case... 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. The earliest harvest since 1893 picking began on Sep 5 and ended Sep 16. Only 30% of the total production made it into the grand vin resulting in the smallest case production on two decades. Concentrated opaque color at core and rim. The moderately intense bouquet is dominated by earth and mineral aromas and rounded out with vibrant blackberry and kirsch flavors. A beautiful seasoning of dried herbs licorice and tapenade flavors add layers of complexity with a hint of graphite and lead pencil forming the foundation of the palate. Showing some good vibrancy the palate is medium bodied with fruit that maintains freshness and liveliness thanks to the balanced acidity. Spicy tannins are full but linear on the finish. Give this one five years in bottle and enjoy through 2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2011