2015 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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REVIEWS

JS 98 JL 96 WE 96 WA 95 DC 94 JD 93 TWI 93 WS 92
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Super aromas of nutmeg, cloves and dried flowers with plums and blackberries. Subtle yet so complex. Full-bodied, tight and integrated with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Lasts for minutes. Very, very Cos...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2018

Full bodied, richly textured and with equal amounts of elegance and power, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, dark, red fruits, Asian spice, tobacco, thyme, wet earth, blackberry and cassis. With lush, refined textures...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

While this wine is rich, it has a classical demeanor, with fine tannins that support but never dominate the ripe black fruits. Full of juicy acidity, it offers black currants and some fine, firm tannins at the end. This...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

95+ Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cos d'Estournel is muted at this very young stage. The nose offers fleeting glimpses at provocative cherry...
DC 94

Decanter, July 2018

Opulent and generous, this is a sexy and confident Cos d’Estournel. After only one year in bottle this already has strong caramel notes. It's more marked by the heat of summer than the 2014, displaying sweet, rich fruit...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

The 2015 Cos D'Estournel is a classic wine from this estate and a terrific effort from the northern Médoc. Compared to both 2007 and 2004 by the estate and representing only 39% of the total production, it offers a fresh...
TWI 93

The Wine Independent, November 2022

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel is medium to deep garnet colored. It features delicate scents of stewed red and black plums, redcurrant jelly, and dried cherries with touches of sauteed herbs, tobacco, and new leather. The...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2018

This has a gently steeped core of currant, plum and black cherry fruit, infused with black tea, singed juniper and smoldering tobacco notes. The vintage's overt austerity is less evident here, with a gloss of alluring...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2015
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel is a Bordeaux Blend from the St Estephe sub-region of Bordeaux, France. Produced by Cos d'Estournel, this wine features a composition of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. It is a red wine with a 13.5% alcohol content and is sealed with a cork closure.

The wine has received high praise from several notable reviewers. James Suckling awarded it a remarkable score of 98, describing it as having "Super aromas of nutmeg, cloves and dried flowers with plums and blackberries. Subtle yet so complex. Full-bodied, tight and integrated with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish." Suckling highlights the wine's "harmony" and "texturally marvellous" qualities, recommending it be enjoyed from 2024 onwards.

Jeff Leve from The Wine Cellar Insider gave the wine a score of 96, stating, "Full-bodied, richly textured and with equal amounts of elegance and power, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, dark, red fruits, Asian spice, tobacco, thyme, wet earth, blackberry and cassis." Leve notes that the wine's lush and refined textures, combined with its sweetness on the palate, suggest it will benefit from at least a decade of aging.

Wine Enthusiast also rated the wine 96, mentioning its "classical demeanor" and "fine tannins that support but never dominate the ripe black fruits." They emphasize its juicy acidity and predict it will not be ready to drink until 2027.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate's Lisa Perrotti-Brown gave it a score of 95+, describing it as "muted at this very young stage" with a nose offering "provocative cherry tart, chocolate mint, baked redcurrants, warm cassis and wild blueberry scents." Perrotti-Brown highlights the wine's "vibrant red and black fruit bursts" and "super ripe, super firm tannins."

Jeb Dunnuck rated it 93, complimenting its "fresh, classy bouquet of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasty oak, graphite and damp earth." He describes it as a "classic wine from this estate" with "solid mid-palate depth" and "fine, polished tannin."

Decanter gave it a 94, calling it "opulent and generous" with "strong caramel notes" and "sweet, rich fruit." They suggest it will be more accessible in four to five years and could continue to age well for another decade.

Wine Spectator and The Wine Independent both provided solid reviews with scores of 92 and 93, respectively, citing its balanced fruit and tannin structure and potential for long-term aging.

In summary, the 2015 Cos d'Estournel is a highly regarded Bordeaux Blend praised for its complexity, balance, and aging potential. With scores ranging from 92 to 98, it stands out as a noteworthy vintage from the St Estephe region.