Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot, & 2% Cabernet Franc
points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
garnet colored, the 2009 Cos d'Estournel features a myriad of wonderfully
intense notes, including blackcurrant pastilles, redcurrant jelly, kirsch and
blueberry compote with hints of rose hip tea, sautéed herbs, underbrush, pencil
shavings and Indian spices. Full-bodied, rich and opulently fruited in the
mouth, it has beautifully plush tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very
long and very spicy.
points James Suckling
very bold, ripe and complex wine with excellent concentration and a warm, engaging
personality (cinnamon and allspice) that's hard to resist. With aeration a hint
of dried fruit character emerges. Massive, yet polished finish. It’s been rated
100 in the past. We will see. Drink or hold.
points Wine Spectator
shows why everyone loves the vintage. Features a gorgeous display of perfectly
melded plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that flows beautifully over very
creamy tannins. Still nearly all fruit, with flecks of warm stone and iron on
the finish. This could easily sit in this phase for some time but will be hard
to resist. Totally modern and beautifully done. Best from 2020 through 2040.
points Wine Enthusiast
hugely rich wine, where the tannins seem initially lost in the overwhelming
fruit. It has power and concentration, showing its alcohol a little. There is
great intensity, but a taste like super-ripe Zinfandel, from the very ripe
Barrel Sample: 94-96