Ch Cos d’Estournel 2019
2e Grand Cru Classé
Saint Estèphe€ 154.88/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – 96-98/100
The 2019 Cos d’Estournel was picked from 23 September to 7 October at 43hl/ha and matured in a judicious 55% new oak. It marks a serious and tangible upgrade over the Les Pagodes as you would expect: far more intensity, more fruit and complexity. It delivers gorgeous, very pure scents of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and just a hint of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, pitch perfect acidity and a satin-like texture. One of the most harmonious Cos d’Estournel that I have encountered in barrel and, though it is not quite touching the same ethereal level, it reminds me of the 2016 towards the finish. Utterly divine.
The Wine Advocate – 97-99+/100
Harvest for the grand vin began on the 23rd of September and finished on the 7th of October. Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot (with no Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc this year), yields for this wine in 2019 were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and it is aging in 55% new oak. It came in at an alcohol level of 14.02% and an IPT of 67. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cos d’Estournel soars out of the glass with vibrant black raspberries, Black Forest cake and crushed blackcurrants scents plus nuances of red roses, wild sage, dark chocolate and cast-iron pan with a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is taut, muscular and built like a skyscraper, with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the concentrated black fruit flavors, finishing with incredible length and depth. This wine so beautifully, clearly captures the juxtaposition between the periods of dry heat and those hallelujah moments of refreshing rain – the hallmarks of this great vintage. It’s a vinous masterpiece in the making.
J.M. Quarin – 97/100
Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et vive. Nez très aromatique, fin, au fruité mûr et subtil. Ample à l’attaque, juteux et de suite très parfumé, le vin fond au palais avant de se montrer gras, minutieux dans son toucher et de s’allonger longtemps, sur une finale noble, puissante et savoureuse. C’est superbe. Assemblage : 65 % cabernet sauvignon, 35 % merlot.
James Suckling – 98-99/100Verder lezen