2012 Cos d'Estournel Cos d'Estournel
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2012 Cos d'Estournel Cos d'Estournel
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • VN 94
  • WA 93
  • NM 93
  • JD 93
  • JL 93
  • WS 92
  • DC 91

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2015
Always excellent for the vintage. What a nose with currants, blackberries, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stones and wet earth too. Full-bodied and refined yet muscular and trim. Fabulously polished tannins. Try drinking in 2020.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
This is one of the vintages from Cos that seems to pull out all the stops. The fruit is so rich, the texture so dense, and deep flavors of chocolate back up the huge structure. It does work in its magnificent, flamboyant...   This is one of the vintages from Cos that seems to pull out all the stops. The fruit is so rich, the texture so dense, and deep flavors of chocolate back up the huge structure. It does work in its magnificent, flamboyant way. And at the end, the acidity does its part and gives the wine a final lift. Drink from 2024.  
VN 94
Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is beautifully delineated and layered in the glass. A wine of nuance and precision, the 2012 possesses a remarkable combination of richness and detail. A blast of dark red cherry jam, rose petals...   The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is beautifully delineated and layered in the glass. A wine of nuance and precision, the 2012 possesses a remarkable combination of richness and detail. A blast of dark red cherry jam, rose petals, mint and cinnamon informs the deep, pliant finish. I imagine the 2012 will offer several decades of very fine drinking. This is a terrific 2012 with a good deal of upside potential.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
93+ The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and reveals expressive black cherries, black raspberries and red...   93+ The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and reveals expressive black cherries, black raspberries and red and black plums scents with subtler notes of cassis, menthol, pencil lead and cigar box plus a touch of lavender. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, with a rock-solid frame of chewy tannins, it delivers a lively lift on the long finish. This is a lovely wine with slightly chewier tannins and less stuffing than the 2011. Needs 4-5 years. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM91-93 points) Tasted as a barrel sample at the chateau. The Grand Vin is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that is being raised in 70% new oak. It delivers 13.79%...   (NM91-93 points) Tasted as a barrel sample at the chateau. The Grand Vin is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that is being raised in 70% new oak. It delivers 13.79% alcohol and represents half of the total crop. It is initially quite taciturn on the nose with blackberry and briary notes, the Cabernet component coming through strongly with hints of iodine. Returning after 10 minutes, the mineral aromas are more pronounced. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. It is certainly well balanced, quite assertive at this stage with bold, dry tannins on the finish that is more concentrated than you would expect given the growing season. There is a pleasant salty note on the aftertaste that lingers long in the mouth. This is a steadfast, well-judged Cos d’Estournel, though it falls somewhat short of the mighty 2010.  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
The 2012 from Cos d'Estournel is a streamlined, elegant version of this cuvée that offers first rate notes of crème de cassis, graphite, smoked herbs and saddle leather, with hints of oak pushed into the background...   The 2012 from Cos d'Estournel is a streamlined, elegant version of this cuvée that offers first rate notes of crème de cassis, graphite, smoked herbs and saddle leather, with hints of oak pushed into the background. Supple, medium to full-bodied and charming, yet with enough tannin to warrant short term cellaring, give bottles 5-6 years in the cellaring and enjoy over the following two decades.  
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2015
Deep in color, with Asian spice, licorice, espresso and wet earth scents open the wine. On the palate, the wine is polished, round and smooth, with cassis, licorice, cocoa, coffee bean and black cherries in the...   Deep in color, with Asian spice, licorice, espresso and wet earth scents open the wine. On the palate, the wine is polished, round and smooth, with cassis, licorice, cocoa, coffee bean and black cherries in the finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2012+Cos+d%27Estournel  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2016
Solid, with pure lilac and violet notes out front, backed by slightly taut plum, currant and bitter cherry flavors that unwind slowly through the finish. This has good drive, cut and intensity, and is one of the better...   Solid, with pure lilac and violet notes out front, backed by slightly taut plum, currant and bitter cherry flavors that unwind slowly through the finish. This has good drive, cut and intensity, and is one of the better efforts of the vintage.—Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2018 through 2028. – JM  
DC 91
Decanter, July 2018
I have not loved all the 2012s that I have tasted recently, but this is seriously good, tasting extremely enticing and open right now. It errs on the side of opulence and pleasure, and although the oak is a touch too...   I have not loved all the 2012s that I have tasted recently, but this is seriously good, tasting extremely enticing and open right now. It errs on the side of opulence and pleasure, and although the oak is a touch too evident it’s balanced by rich, dark fruits, almond paste, dark chocolate and caramel. It's not exactly subtle, but is crackling with pleasure. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-cos-d-estournel-st-estephe-2eme-cru-classe-2012-4190#gftziWDfD4bQsafL.99  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML