Source: Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 1st Dec 2018 (RP-94)
The 2001 Cos d’Estournel is blended of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot – a very high percentage of Merlot in this vintage and a very late harvest, which started on October 1st. Deep garnet in color, the nose is singing with savory notes of smoked meats, tapenade, bay leaves and beef drippings with a core of plum preserves, redcurrant jelly, dried cherries and baked blackcurrants with wafts of peppermint tea and dried roses. Medium-bodied, the palate practically tingles with vibrant dried herbs, red fruit preserves and minty notes, structured with firm, finely grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and minerally.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2033
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (JS-93)
Velvety textured with soft and silky tannins and a chocolate, meat and berry character. Full and round. Slightly forgotten and delicious. Drink now.