Cos d'Estournel 2001
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A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d’Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years.
|Score: 93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
|Score: 94/96||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 91/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 95/100||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002|
Rich and slightly bretty on the nose. Very obtrusive tannins. Lots of substance and impact. Earthy and very Saint-Estèphe. Very tough tannins. Big certainly but lacks a bit of juice at the moment – some question about the health of this bottle and there was no back up to look at.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007|
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