Source: Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Nov 2018 (RP-95)
The medium to deep garnet colored 2008 Cos d’Estournel is blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pow! The nose explodes with notes of baked cherries, preserved plums, fried herbs, beef drippings and warm cassis with wafts of wood smoke, salami and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and earthy/savory in character, sporting beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2035
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: June 16, 2016 (JS-94)
A very decadent wine on the nose with so much meat, spice and ripe fruit character. Sea shell as well. Full body, tight and structured with silky tannins and a lots of intense fruit. Vibrant wine. Better in 2020 but already fascinating to drink.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 85%
CABERNET FRANC: 2%
The low yield of the vine promotes the ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon, of a stunning precision. They come naturally to equilibrate with the roundness of the Merlot, to deliver a wine of classic style with elegant finesse. Still slightly on the reserve, Cos d?Estournel 2008 with beautiful freshness rounds gradually, the powerful notes permitting the appearance of a bright fruit.