Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estephe 2010

Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estephe
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estephe 2010 - 75cl Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estephe 2010 - 75cl   £189.95
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Cos D'Estournel Overview
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"The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades.

These are two terrific wines from Cos d'Estournel. Proprietor Michel Reybier will have to continue his great success over the next decade without his top lieutenant, Jean-Guillaume Prats, who has taken another job, but the estate seems to be in superlative condition, and at the very top of its game." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

Technical Information:
Vineyards: St Estephe on border with Pauillac
Grape Varieties: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2018-2035
Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estephe
Neal Martin,
RobertParker.com,
Feb 2014
97/100
“Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Cos d'Estournel 2010 has a lovely, well defined bouquet with dense black fruit, cedar, melted tar and mint that unfolds wonderfully in the glass and just oozes class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannins supporting layers of ripe black fruit. There is a touch of white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is long and persistent. This is just an immense Saint Estèphe for long-term aging i.e. after you have finished all your 2009s. Tasted January 2014.”
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com,
Feb 2013
97/100
“Lifted nose of dried flowers, walnuts and dark fruits. Intense nose. A full-bodied wine, with powerful flavors of blackberries, coffee, dried herbs and spices. Super silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and flashy. Try in 2018.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Apr 2011
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18.5/20
“78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. 55% of total production. A real tonic. Very, very deep blackish crimson. Real energy and vitality and racy stuff. Pure, refined perfect Cabernet - pretty rich and alcoholic underneath but much, much drier and more appetising than either the 2009 - or the average Napa Cabernet, for example. Minerals and fruit in a lovely tincture. Such great texture and nobility. Racy thoroughbred Great balance and potential. Purity and energy - but you'll need to wait so long for it!”
Bought from Corney & Barrow who purchased it directly from the Chateau on release, currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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