2020 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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DC 99 JD 99 JL 99 JS 98 TWI 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, November 2023

A brooding and deep wine just on the nose, with blackcurrants, redcurrants, spices such as cardamom and nutmeg, as well as black truffles with earth. Complex. Full-bodied with fine yet chewy tannins, that are wonderfully...
TWI 98

The Wine Independent, March 2023

The 2020 Cos d’Estournel has a deep garnet-purple color. It is very closed at this youthful stage but with much shaking it opens out to vivacious notes of crushed blackcurrants, juicy blackberries, kirsch, and cinnamon...
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 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Cos d'Estournel is an impressive Bordeaux blend hailing from the St Estephe sub-region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine, composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, is sealed with a traditional cork and has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded the wine a score of 94, describing it as a "bold, demonstrative wine" with aromas of "cassis, dark berries and plum liqueur mingled with exotic spices, burning embers and petals." Reviewer William Kelley noted the wine’s "full-bodied, broad and low acid/high pH" style, stating it is "rich and extracted, with a layered mid-palate and a long, clove-inflected finish."

Decanter gave the 2020 vintage an excellent score of 99, likening it to "a first-growth level wine." The review highlighted its "aristocratic ease" and "nimble energy," with flavors like "pencil lead, white tobacco, cassis, juicy blackberry, and cherry." The wine's "refined tannins" were noted for providing "impressive structure for long-term cellaring."

James Suckling also praised the wine, scoring it 98. He described it as "brooding and deep" with a complex nose of "blackcurrants, redcurrants, spices such as cardamom and nutmeg, as well as black truffles with earth." Suckling emphasized its "full-bodied" nature and "fine yet chewy tannins," recommending it be tried after 2028.

Jeff Leve from The Wine Cellar Insider awarded it another high score of 99, calling it a "gorgeous, stylish wine" with "waves packed with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, soy and an array of spices." He described the wine as "rich, deep and intense," noting its "opulent, velvety, silky finish."

Jeb Dunnuck, who also scored it 99, compared the wine's elegance and class to that of Lafite. He mentioned its "gorgeous cassis and darker currants fruits," along with "tobacco, lead pencil, acacia flowers, and graphite." Dunnuck highlighted its "silky tannins" and "perfect balance."

Vinous, awarding a score of 97, noted the wine's "complex bouquet" and "razor-sharp precision." Neal Martin mentioned its potential to "gain more nuance with bottle age."

Wine Enthusiast, with a score of 96, described the wine’s "complex structure and powerful tannins," advising it will "age well" and recommending it be consumed from 2027.

Wine Spectator also rated it 94, calling it a "broad, rich, enticing wine" with a "luxurious feel," while Jane Anson, scoring it 97, praised its "complexity and depth."

The Wine Independent rated it 98, describing the wine as "very elegant" with "energetic black fruit and mineral layers."

In conclusion, the 2020 Cos d'Estournel is highly regarded by multiple reviewers for its complexity, depth, and aging potential, making it a notable choice for enthusiasts and collectors alike.