Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe 2011


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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pointsThe 2011 Cos d’Estournel exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and sweet, toasty, oaky notes intermixed with floral and forest floor characteristics. The complex aromatics suggest this is a top success in 2011. In the mouth, the wine is slightly more compact than one would find in a great vintage, such as 2009 and 2010, but it has impressive richness for the vintage as well as light to moderate tannin and admirable purity. It will benefit from 2-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15-20 years. Only 30% of the production was utilized for Cos D’Estournel, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Domaine: Château Cos d'Estournel
Appellation: Saint-Estèphe
Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé
Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
Grape Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc