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Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"One of the *greatest young wines I have ever tasted*, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. *A remarkable effort* from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with *extraordinary purity*, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a *seamless* integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. *An iconic wine* as well as *a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced*. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 100 pts.*

Chateau Cos d'Estournel:
Born in 1762 during the reign of Louis XV and died in 1853 under Napoleon III, at the remarkable age of 91, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had one sole passion: Cos. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, he recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately.

External Reviews for Cos d'Estournel Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/16/2010

This smells like Harlan a bit. Supercharged in fruit, with intense aromas of tar, spice, cardamon, clove, blackberry and black pepper. Crazy nose. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit, yet focused and in form. Chewy tannins, with great length. This goes... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Cos d'Estournel 1500ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

\ The 2009 Cos d\'Estournel is one of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted ... in the world! An extraordinary effort I tasted on two separate occasions, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet Franc has a whopping 14.5% alcohol, but a remarkably normal pH of 3.69. Kudos to Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier for this amazing wine made from yields of 33 hectoliters per hectare. It will be a legendary claret that should last for 50-60 years. A black/purple color is accompanied by aromas of graphite, ink, creme de cassis, blackberries, cedar, and incense. Full-bodied and unctuously textured, with an ethereal personality, tons of nuances, and a burgeoning complexity, it is an enormously well-endowed, fresh, perfectly balanced tour de force in winemaking. As mentioned above, it should drink well for 50-60 years. This wine possesses this vintage\'s classic characteristics of enormous power, massive fruit, and extraordinary freshness and precision - largely unprecedented, particularly for Cabernet-based wines in the Medoc. (Tasted two times.)\


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2009 Cos d'Estournel is one of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted ... in the world! An extraordinary effort I tasted on two separate occasions, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Cos d'Estournel 3000ml


External Review
05/18/2010

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"One of the *greatest young wines I have ever tasted*, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. *A remarkable effort* from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with *extraordinary purity*, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a *seamless* integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. *An iconic wine* as well as *a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced*. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 100 pts.*

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