2020 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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DC 99 JD 99 JL 99 JS 98 JA 97 VN 97 WE 96 WA 94 WS 94
DC 99

Decanter, February 2023

A first-growth level wine. With aristocratic ease it conveys nimble energy and sneaky sensuality. Pencil lead, white tobacco, cassis, juicy blackberry and cherry gorgeously delineated with refined tannins providing...
JD 99

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Based on 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, the deep purple-hued 2020 Château Cos D'Estournel has, dare I say, an almost Lafite-like sense of elegance and class, offering gorgeous cassis and darker currants fruits as...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

A gorgeous, stylish wine, here you find a series of waves packed with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, soy and an array of spices. Rich, deep and intense, the wine hits all the...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(97-98 points) This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Yet, the alcohol is...
JA 97

janeanson.com, January 2023

Brilliant, just so much complexity and depth. The serious tannic heft means this is not the most exuberant Cos d'Estournel but it is such good quality, with edges of violet and peony alongside black tea, turmeric, cloves...
VN 97

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Cos d'Estournel, which was bottled in July, has lost some of the exoticism that it showed out of barrel. Within five minutes of aeration it develops a complex bouquet: black fruit laced with graphite and subtle...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

This wine's complex structure and powerful tannins are shot through with freshness. It is already impressive, the spice and black fruits in harmony with the texture. The wine will age well. Drink from 2027. - Roger Voss
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Cos d'Estournel is a bold, demonstrative wine, bursting with aromas of cassis, dark berries and plum liqueur mingled with exotic spices, burning embers and petals, framed by a generous application of creamy new...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, November 2022

A broad, rich, enticing wine, built on a core of exotic mulberry and loganberry notes laced with black tea, spices and incense. Rounded through the finish, with the fruit cruising through under a suave gloss of toast. A...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2020
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Cos d'Estournel is a captivating Bordeaux blend that showcases the excellence of the St Estephe sub-region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep, intense red color, this wine immediately captures the eye and promises a remarkable tasting experience.

On the nose, the 2020 Cos d'Estournel reveals a symphony of aromas. Notes of cassis, dark berries, and plum liqueur mingle with exotic spices, burning embers, and petals. These fragrances are framed by a generous application of creamy new oak, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

As one would expect from a wine of this caliber, the palate does not disappoint. Full-bodied and broad, this wine has a low acid/high pH style that imparts richness and extraction. Layers of flavors unfold on the mid-palate, revealing a harmonious blend of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, soy, and an array of spices. Velvety tannins provide impressive structure, while maintaining a refined and polished character.

The finish of the 2020 Cos d'Estournel is long and memorable, leaving a lasting impression. Clove-inflected and subtly spiced, it lingers on the palate, inviting contemplation and reflection. This wine is a testament to the skill and passion of the producer, Cos d'Estournel, who has consistently crafted exceptional wines.

Renowned wine critics have recognized the exceptional quality of the 2020 Cos d'Estournel. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 94, praising its bold and demonstrative nature. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 99, describing it as a first-growth level wine with aristocratic ease and nimble energy. James Suckling also gave it a score of 98, highlighting its superb finesse and length.

This wine has immense aging potential and will reward those who have the patience to cellar it. However, for those who cannot wait, it can be enjoyed now, albeit with the knowledge that its best days are still to come. The 2020 Cos d'Estournel is a wine that exemplifies the elegance and power of Bordeaux, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast fortunate enough to experience it.