2015 Cos d'Estournel

Cos d'Estournel

95Average Score
Red
2022-2040
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,476.00
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£737.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Drinking window
2022-2040
Critic Notes

This shows what great selection did in the northern Mêdoc. Big surprise. Really excellent. Full body, chewy and rich tannins and loads of ripe fruit. Black currants, blue berries. It has hot and ripe tannins yet cool fruit. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 97-98/100James Suckling

Rich fruit that is full of that classic exotic Cos spice, yet more restrained than in the past with a slatey graphite base. Beautifully put together; an exciting wine that will grow in complexity and flavour. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2040

Score: 95-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2023-2040

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cos d'Estournel is muted at this very young stage. The nose offers fleeting glimpses at provocative cherry tart, chocolate mint, baked redcurrants, warm cassis and wild blueberry scents plus suggestions of lilacs, cinnamon stick and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate absolutely explodes with vibrant red and black fruit bursts and tons of exotic spice accents, framed by super ripe, super firm tannins and a lovely line of freshness, finishing very long. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc. IPT 71. 65% new oak. Extremely dark crimson. Lovely spice and breadth. Hint of tobacco leaf with lots of ripe fruit. Very comfortable. A lovely pair of slippers. Real tension and ripeness - great combo. Nothing forced. Ethereal and builds towards the end. Certainly has the graphite ingredient. 13.4% Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2040

Score: 18-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2024-2040

A wine of cool sophistication and polish, the 2015 Cos d'Estournel is endowed with striking length and overall persistence. Silky tannins support a core of graphite, smoke, licorice, incense, tar and dark spice. The 2015 is perhaps not as aromatically nuanced or expressive as in the very best years (although that may develop in time), but it offers terrific persistence through to the finish. Finesse and nuance are the key signatures in the 2015 Cos. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 92-95/100Antonio Galloni

This is a very good rather than a great Cos. Deeply coloured and richly oaked, it has nice spice and smoky oak, with well integrated tannins and good length, but I’d like a little more stuffing in the middle of the wine. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2028

Score: 93-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2022-2028

The 2015 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 17 September and 5 October at 44 hl/ha. It is being matured in 65% new oak, less than in recent years due to the tannin (IPT is 71). Deeper in color than the 2015 Pagodes, it has a very pure bouquet with tightly knitted blackberry, blueberry and violet scents, perhaps just a little Margaux-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and harmonious in the mouth. What it does not quite deliver is the complexity of a top-tier Cos d'Estournel or the peacock's tail of flavors on the finish, which feels linear and conservative compared to its peers in more southerly appellations. You feel as if the vintage put a tight leash on this Saint Estèphe grandee. There is pedigree in this Grand Vin for sure and it is bound to give up to 20 years of pleasure. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2022-2040

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022-2040
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Estephe
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2022-2040
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Estephe
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2022-2040
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