International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($64-$100) Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, complex aromas of cassis, graphite, eucalyptus and tobacco. Fat and sweet but shapely, with impressive density and underlying structure. Flavors of plum, mint, roasted nuts and sweet oak. Fairly full for young Cos, but quite suave. Finishes with firm but smooth tannins and excellent grip. Better than the 2000.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d'Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Dark crimson. Polished, exotic nose. Sweet and rich and SO unlike Montrose, it's almost a joke! But it's much more attractive and juicier than Montrose. real life here. Polish without excess sweetness.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Wonderful spice and currant aromas to this young wine. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated, refined tannins. Long caressing finish. This is very, very silky. Just like from barrel. Cos is on top of it now. 17,705 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 94Author: gd10102
Self | Rating: 94Drink Dates: 2014-2030Author: Matt
Self | Rating: 91Consistent with past bottles, but slightly fruitier and with less acid. Tannin level was in balance. Ready to go now with little to no decanting. Won't get much better, so drink up.Drink Dates: 2009-2017Author: PurpleTeeth
Self | Rating: 94Delicious. Dark purple color followed by aromas of blueberry on the nose. Dark ripe fruit on the palate with cedar. Long finish. This is evolving nicely, and resembles Pavie.Drink Dates: 2008-2020Author: Conrad K
Self | Rating: 95Excellent wine. Good spice and fruit, long finish. Big, full-bodied wine with a lot of class. Great value compared to some of its peers.Drink Dates: 2009-2020Author: Jeffrey M989
Self | Rating: 93Good balance and finesse. Lacks deep complexity, but otherwise very enjoyable.Author: Mike N296
Self | Rating: 94One of the best 2001 Cos d'Estournel I have tasted. It is absolutely mature, no tanin and suberb. Enjoy!Drink Dates: 2013-2018Author: NC
Self | Rating: 92Ready to round out, any day.Author: Stephen G41
Self | Rating: 91Seems to be hitting its peak. Well balanced, smooth tannins, drinking beautifully. Classical Cos, just as it should be...Author: Frank K
Self | Rating: 90Stewed cherry, hot, a ton of acid, and some vegetal qualities. This wine is balanced at a very high decibel level.Drink Dates: 2011-2030Author: JMC22
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 2779 bottles owned
- 450 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 450 collectors)