Cos-dEstournel-St-Estephe-2010

Cos d'Estournel, (St. Estephe), 2010

“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.”
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (97+ points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: A8815
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Cos d'Estournel
UPC: 3339011011017
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$369.95
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$4,439.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: A8815
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Cos d'Estournel
UPC: 3339011011017

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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.”
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (97+ points)