Source: Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Nov 2018 (RP-94)
Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2011 Cos d’Estournel gives up compelling notes of roasted nuts, black cherry compote, blueberry pie and red and black currants with touches of yeast extract and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, very firm, grainy textured and with a great core of youthful black fruits, the palate reveals loads of savory layers on the very long finish. This is very youthful and slowly maturing?a very impressive showing for this vintage!
Drink Date: 2020 – 2045
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 75%
CABERNET FRANC: 1,5%
Still a bit shy, the 2015 vintage will reveal itself fully overtime.
With intense yet mellow notes of spice, it already has the qualities of a very great Cos d?Estournel. Its complex aromatic signature promises an opulent, deep and ample wine, the very embodiment of elegant refinement.