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2009 Château Cos d'Estournel

abv 14.5%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48618-2009

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid ruby. Dry and restrained on the palate. Pretty firm tannins and dark, inexpressive fruit. Powerful and brooding. Not austere though ' has a softness and approachability. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Deep 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.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2065
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: March 2019 Week 2
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Saturated dark ruby. Exotic, port-like aromas of blackberry liqueur, mocha and grilled meat. Fat, lush, saline and sweet, conveying an impression of extreme port-like ripeness. Huge, mouth-saturating flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not heavy but doesn't exactly dance on the palate. Does this need years to shed some of its baby fat or will it always be a bit monolithic? Finishes with a boatload of ripe, broad tannins and palate-staining fruit. In a distinctly extreme style, and yet this maintained its sweetness of fruit for days in the recorked bottle. This is bound to be one of the most controversial wines of the vintage. I look forward to checking back in on it in 10 or 15 years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • James Suckling | Rating: 98

    A 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. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    This 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.'Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2040. 20,830 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2040
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2016
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    The 2009 Cos d’Estournel is exactly as I predict on the nose, almost overwhelming with over-ripe black plum, raisin, fig and black olive, smudged and lacking the precision and tension of the 2009 Montrose. The palate is sweet and cloying on the entry, hedonistic and voluminous, yet unequivocally bereft of tension and sense of terroir on the finish. Frankly, it is ageing exactly as I predicted when I first tasted it from barrel. Not my style yet still enjoyable. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2040
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Mar 2019
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: rcl
  • Self | Rating:

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    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Not sure why this wine is controversial. This is my first taste and probably would rate 100, but clearly won't be ready for 10 years. Wine has slightly funky nose and great concentration. Similar to other great young heavy hitter Bordeaux.
    Author: Johnnymd
Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture. The chateau itself is a very unusual pagoda style building which was built by the 19th century owner Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. The building is featured on the bottle label, making it easy to spot in the Bordeaux section. The estate also produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 5201 bottles owned
  • 270 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 270 collectors)