2020 Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe Pre-Arrival
Winemaker Notes: The 2020 vintage of Cos d’Estournel offers a stunning balance between extraordinary richness and surprising freshness. Its nose offers powerful aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, nutmeg, black tea and spices alongside vivacious mineral notes. The vintage’s opulence finds excellent balance against an uncommon verve, making Cos d’Estournel 2020 a quintessential expression of our terroir.
Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot.
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James Suckling - "This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Range: 97-98."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Deep purple-black in color, it pops with explosive scents of ripe red and black currants, black cherry preserves and black raspberries, followed by sparks of violets, wild sage, pencil lead and clove oil, with emerging hints of iron ore and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate has amazing elegance and grace contrasted by jaw-dropping energy, featuring a firm frame of finely grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a whole firework display of mineral nuances. I love the way this Cos d'Estournel shimmies and shines—a unique vintage signature expressed so beautifully at this estate! Range: 96-98."
Wine Enthusiast - "Powerful, ripe fruits show exceptional quality and a velvety character that's allied to a ripe structure. With the freshness so typical of the vintage, the wine seems open and fruity but surprises with its density. Range: 96-98."
Decanter - "You need to take a little time to let the concentrated flavors seep out, this is a long hauler. The tannins build slowly but surely through the palate, sombre and serious right now, particularly for an estate that is known for its exuberance. The opulence is there if you give it time, and as the tannins elongate and relax, richer notes of bilberry fruits, toasted cedar, salted chocolate, turmeric and black pepper spice arrives."
Jeb Dunnuck - "The Grand Vin 2020 Château Cos D'Estournel is based on 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot that was brought up in 55% new French oak. An inky-hued, concentrated, yet flawlessly balanced wine, it has gorgeous cassis and dark currant fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe, building tannins, and just a wonderful sense of purity and elegance backed up by ample concentration. It stays tight, focused, and seamless, and is a brilliant example of the vintage. Range: 95-97+."
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