Cos D'estournel

2008 Cos D'estournel Cos d'Estournel

  • Classification:
    2nd growth
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Saint Estephe
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 6
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 94 (43132)

The 2008 Cos d’Estournel had one of the most backward, reticent bouquets that I encountered during my tasting. This is so sultry and broody, begrudgingly offering some lovely brambly red fruit mixed with pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, plenty of black fruit laced with allspice, black pepper and sage, leading to a dense and concentrated finish that should see this age for 20 or 30 years. It does not really serve as a forerunner to the blockbuster 2009 because this is cut from a completely different cloth. (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual 10-Year On tasting.)