2011 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WS 93
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2011 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Lilac and violet aromas quickly give way to dark toasted spice and black tea notes followed by remarkably creamy-textured cassis and plum compote flavors all offset beautifully by a hint of bitter cherry and tamarind on... Lilac and violet aromas quickly give way to dark toasted spice and black tea notes followed by remarkably creamy-textured cassis and plum compote flavors all offset beautifully by a hint of bitter cherry and tamarind on the finish. There's a saturated feel that shows no hard edges. A touch languid rather than driven but this wine tends to put on weight and gain greater focus as it ages. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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
Neil Mechanic - 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.