2009 Cos d'Estournel

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTÈPHE
abv 14.5%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48618-2009-750-1A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid ruby. Dry and restrained on the palate. Pretty firm tannins and dark, inexpressive fruit. Powerful and brooding. Not austere though ' has a softness and approachability. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d'Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Saturated dark ruby. Exotic, port-like aromas of blackberry liqueur, mocha and grilled meat. Fat, lush, saline and sweet, conveying an impression of extreme port-like ripeness. Huge, mouth-saturating flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not heavy but doesn't exactly dance on the palate. Does this need years to shed some of its baby fat or will it always be a bit monolithic? Finishes with a boatload of ripe, broad tannins and palate-staining fruit. In a distinctly extreme style, and yet this maintained its sweetness of fruit for days in the recorked bottle. This is bound to be one of the most controversial wines of the vintage. I look forward to checking back in on it in 10 or 15 years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    This is amazing as always with layers of fruit and firm, velvety tannins. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and length. Currants, raspberries and Indian spices. It goes on for minutes. A monumental Cos. Greatest ever from here. Better in five years, but amazing.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    This shows why everyone loves the vintage. Features a gorgeous display of perfectly melded plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that flows beautifully over very creamy tannins. Still nearly all fruit, with flecks of warm stone and iron on the finish. This could easily sit in this phase for some time, but will be hard to resist. Totally modern and beautifully done.'Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2040. 20,830 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: rcl
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    ???? ) 2 year wait
    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Not sure why this wine is controversial. This is my first taste and probably would rate 100, but clearly won't be ready for 10 years. Wine has slightly funky nose and great concentration. Similar to other great young heavy hitter Bordeaux.
    Author: Johnnymd
Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture. The chateau itself is a very unusual pagoda style building which was built by the 19th century owner Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. The building is featured on the bottle label, making it easy to spot in the Bordeaux section. The estate also produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 5201 bottles owned
  • 270 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 270 collectors)