Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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James Suckling
SKU
ESTL202110 UCAU
$430.00 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$430.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A dark, intense and concentrated nose, showing aromas of ripe blackberry, plums, graphite and some floral notes, too. The palate is bright, fresh and charming, displaying flavours of mint, chocolate, tobacco, coffee, vanilla and a myriad of dark and red fruits. Beautifully balanced, this will evolve into something special.
A dark, intense and concentrated nose, showing aromas of ripe blackberry, plums, graphite and some floral notes, too. The palate is bright, fresh and charming, displaying flavours of mint, chocolate, tobacco, coffee, vanilla and a myriad of dark and red fruits. Beautifully balanced, this will evolve into something special.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Robert Parker

A firm red with solid, compact tannins. Medium to full body with plenty of blackcurrant, pencil-lead and graphite character. Compact and structured throughout, with a firm finish. Linear and muscular tannins at the end that are very formed and curated. It will be interesting to see how this one evolves. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.

95 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

The 2021 Cos d'Estournel is very promising, offering up rich aromas of dark berries, plums, exotic spices, loamy soil and rose petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless palate that's impressively vibrant and concentrated, with powdery tannins, bright acids and a long, penetrating finish. Only 53% of the production made it into the grand vin, and the blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Technical director Dominique Arangoïts reports that Cos was spared by frost and coulure at flowering, harvesting between September 23 and October 4, and fermenting a touch hotter than has been the case in recent years, at around 28-29 degrees Celsius.

95 / 100

Decanter

Super rich dark berries on the nose, fragrant and seductive, this draws you in both from the nose and colour with a deep, inky purple and pink tone. Charming and lively, this is sophisticated with a minty, fresh, high-toned fruit profile that is poised and focussed, delivering each element in a straight line right now. Not so expansive but layered vertically with tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla notes alongside bramble fruits. It’s tightly packaged but so refined, elegant and classy. One to watch for sure. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend.

17++ / 100

James Suckling

Dark and reticent with a touch of cassis as the wine opens. Linear and firm with a rich but fine tannic frame. Solid through the mid palate and on through the finish. Structured and with plenty of matière. Well within itself so room to develop. (JL)