Ch Cos d’Estournel 2021
2e Grand Cru Classé
€ 203.28/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 94-96/100
The 2021 Cos d’Estournel is a wine of real breadth and volume. It is also
quite a departure from recent vintages in that strong Cabernet aromatics
are very much front and center. Cedar, tobacco, dried herbs, menthol and
licorice lend notable complexity to the bouquet. I expect the 2021 will
need time to be at its best. Cos is usually much more alluring in its youth
than the reticent but hugely promising 2021.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 94-95/100
The 2021 Cos d’Estournel is very promising, offering up rich aromas of dark berries, plums, exotic spices, loamy soil and rose petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless palate that’s impressively vibrant and concentrated, with powdery tannins, bright acids and a long, penetrating finish. Only 53% of the production made it into the grand vin, and the blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Technical director Dominique Arangoïts reports that Cos was spared by frost and coulure at flowering, harvesting between September 23 and October 4, and fermenting a touch hotter than has been the case in recent years, at around 28-29 degrees Celsius.