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  • Country ranking ?

    484
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    From 2028
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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The Story

The call of faraway lands. As mysterious and intriguing as a lone adventurer returning from a solitary sail, Cos d’Estournel is slow to reveal itself. Little by little, it evokes stories of distant places, market stalls brimming with unfamiliar fruits, spices and wares, village festivities warmed by the joy of revelers and the setting sun, and sumptuous visions of ladies and their voluptuous curves. A myriad of scents, colors and tastes appeal...

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Wine Information

Crafted from grapes grown on the estate’s oldest vines— fifty-five years old on average—Cos d’Estournel 2021 is a finely honed, precise wine that is both silky and full of verve.
It opens with notes of black tea and black pepper before liberating intense aromas of red berries, blackberry, and black fig. Subtle mineral notes balance an incredible concentration, resulting in an exceptionally harmonious wine.
Noble and remarkably long, Cos d’Es...

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Vintage 2021

NEWS: BORDEAUX 2021 VINTAGE by Pros:What Critics Thinks?

Antonio Galloni, Vinous : "The 2021 Bordeaux have turned out to be such a surprise. Weather conditions were challenging, and yet the top properties turned out gorgeous, classically built wines that will absolutely thrill readers who appreciate freshness and energy. Restrained alcohols and mid-weight structures will remind readers of Bordeaux pre-2000s. The best wines offer a striking ...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Cherry Red and Clear

ending

Long, Flavorful and Lingering

flavors

Blackcurrant, Vegetal, Cedar, Earthy, Mineral and Floral

nose

Youthful, Complex, Fresh and Seductive

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Complex, Developing, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Fresh, Fruity, Dry and Drying tannins

Verdict

Excellent

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is cherry red, and looking clear and medium. On the nose it is youthful, seductive, complex and fresh. The taste is voluptuous, fresh, fruity, and dry, warming, with high tannin, with drying tannins, and high in acidity, medium-bodied, with complex structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has vegetal, mineral, floral, blackcurrant, balsamic and cedar flavours. The finish is long, flavorful and lingering. This wine is excellent. I paid around 100-200€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years, decant at least 45min before tasting and this is a good invest wine. Good value for money. I do recommend.

  • 96p

Deep crimson. Intense dark chocolate, blackcurrant brambly aromas with inky graphite notes. Superbly concentrated wine with deep-set pure blackcurrant, blackberry confit fruits, fine graphite/ vigorous textures, superb mid-palate density and underlying malty/ spicy oak. Very chocolaty with a leafy tannin plume. Superb fruit definition, complexity and precision. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot. 55% new French oak barriques. 12.74% alc

  • 97p

Ruby. Blackberries, anise, spices, liquorice, fruit driven, nuanced, floral notes nose, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blackberries, anise, spices, dark fruits, nuanced, long finish. 12,75% alcohol. 95-97

  • 97p

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated yet elegant nose with powerful approach. Ripe fruit, dark berries and black cherries. Hints of aromatic herbs in the background. On the palate well structured, balanced, full-bodied with ripe yet firm tannins, excellent length displaying a spicy finish and an elegant earthy minerality.  

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Origin

St-Estèphe, Bordeaux

Inside Information

Wine is a living thing. After aging in the barrel, it continues to evolve in the bottle, year after year. To fully appreciate the aromas of the wines of Cos d’Estournel, we suggest following a few simple rules.

Ideally, wines should be stored in a clean room between 12°C and 15°C and at about 80% humidity.

The wines of the estate will develop complex aromas that will vary according to the characteristics of each vintage and evolve with time. Proper service will allow these qualities to express themselves completely.

The youngest vintages—those produced after 2000—should be decanted at least two hours before tasting. Aeration will help bring the spirit and passion of each wine into focus, so its potential can be fully revealed. We recommend opening without decantation vintages between 1982 and 2000 about two hours before serving, so their aromas may be released gently.
Wines produced before 1982 should be served in the bottle to avoid abrupt aeration that may not be favorable to the delicate nature of these precious nectars.

We recommend serving wines between 17°C and 18°C. As they continue to warm up in the glass, they will release their full palette of aromas and reveal their most subtle, delicate nuances.

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