Source: Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Nov 2018 (RP-94)
The 2002 Cos d’Estournel is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. This vintage was late ripening with wonderful weather in September and very low yields this year. Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the palate sports tobacco, cedar chest and yeast extract scents over a core of figs, dried mulberries, fruitcake, sauteed herbs and cinnamon toast with a waft of oolong tea. Medium-bodied, the palate features bags of freshness, with firm yet grainy tannins and plenty of mature dried berry flavors, finishing long and spicy.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2032
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 (JS-94)
A refined and pretty wine now with spice, berry and chocolate character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Subtle spice aftertaste. Underrated wine. Drink now.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 58%
CABERNET FRANC: 3%
PETIT VERDOT: 1%
With a yield whose weakness surprised the teams, a very nice balance between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon was obtained. The soft and velvety attack continues with a very persistent spicy finale, in a noble expression of tobacco and incense. It is this oriental character we retain, and which fully expresses a great Cos d’Estournel.