2011 Saint-Estephe 2e Cru Classe from Bordeaux
Cos d'Estournel vineyard stretches over 91 hectares and grows vines averaging 35 years old. The 2011 Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
The fruity and harmonized wine from Saint-Estephe appellation reveals an intense ruby hue and luscious black fruits on the nose. The palate offers spicy flavours -pepper, vanilla, and liquorice. The long and creamy texture coats the palate with a combination of strength and elegance, as well as beautiful silky tannins.
Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2011 Cos d'Estournel gives up compelling notes of roasted nuts, black cherry compote, blueberry pie and red and black currants with touches of yeast extract and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, very firm, grainy textured and with a great core of youthful black fruits, the palate reveals loads of savory layers on the very long finish. This is very youthful and slowly maturing--a very impressive showing for this vintage!