fredag 17. april 2015

Cos d'Estournel

Saint- Estèphe 2 Grand Cru Classé

2018 Cos d'Estournel
APR 19 74CS 23M 2CF 1PV Ruby. Dark fruity, anise, blackberries, exotic, detailed, nuanced nose, rich and layered. Stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, spices, layered, detailed, dense, refined, incredible depth, exotic spices. Just never ends. 99-100

2018 Pagodes de Cos
APR 19 54CS 37M 6PV 3CF Ruby. Scented, dark fruity, spices, detailed, lovely nose, some exotic spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, spices, anise, blueberries, detailed, layered, refreshing, rich, dense and long. 92-94

2018 Cos d'Estournel blanc
APR 19 67SB 33S Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, grapefruits and orange blossoms nose. Fresh acidity, apples, fresh, lemons, pears, some grapefruits, refreshing and nuanced, surprisingly focused for the vintage, long. 91-93

2018 Pagodes de Cos blanc
APR 19 93SB 7S Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruits, citrus and vanilla nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, some grapefruits, elegant texture, good length. 87-89

2017 Cos d'Estournel
APR 18 Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, cassis, faint mocha note, something exotic very far back, almost undetectable at this stage. White peppery note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, elegant, lovely balance, refreshing and nuanced, layered, superb liveliness and elegance, one refined Cos. Long. 97-98

2017 Pagodes de Cos
APR 18 Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some spices, almost a bergamot Earl Grey sort of note going on. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, elegant, detailed, nuanced, lovely balance, long. 91-93

2017 Cos d'Estournel blanc
APR 18 Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, some grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, detailed, elegant, nuanced, refined, long. 92-94

2016 Cos d'Estournel
APR 17 76CS 23M 1CF Ruby. Cassis, cigars, exotic spices, layered, deep, blueberries, layers of fruit and spices, tobacco, exuberant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, dark berries and spices, nuanced, detailed, refreshing, stunning balance between the fruit and acidity, Christmas spices, superb length. For me the best Cos ever made. 98-100

2016 Pagodes de Cos
APR 17 50CS 46,5M 3PV 0,5CF Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, intense, blueberries, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, juicy, dark berries, anise and spices, detailed, long. 92-94

2016 Cos d'Estournel blanc
APR 17 75SB 25S Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some spices, grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, lemons, elegant, playful, vanilla and smoky notes, long. 89-91

2015 Cos d'Estournel
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, blueberries, blackberries and cassis, fruit driven nose, touch of minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, fairly nuanced, elegant structure and expression, long. 13,4% alcohol in Cos this year. 93-95

2015 Pagodes de Cos
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, dark berries, some spices, touch of chocolate, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, long. 90-92

2015 Cos d'Estournel blanc
APR 16 Pale lemon yellow. Light apples, peach and gooseberries nose, some grapefruits and minerals. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, some lemons and grapefruits, peach note, good length. 88-90

2014 Cos d'Estournel
APR 15 Deep ruby. Intense, dark fruits, some vanilla, fairly tight nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, intense, cherries, dark fruits, long if narrower finish. 93-95

2014 Cos d'Estournel blanc
APR 15 Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, some tropical notes, light mineral and grapefruit note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, almost creamy and lemon sorbet, rounded, fresh, long. 90-92

2014 Les Pagodes de Cos
APR 15 Deep ruby. Intense, fruity, dark berries, some coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, detailed, intense, some coffee and dark fruits, light toasty bitterness in finish. 89-91

2013 Cos d'Estournel
APR 14 Ruby. Vanilla, spices, raspberries and some plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, refreshing, almost brilliant fruit, slightly tight and dry finish, long. Lovely wine and hopefully a new direction under Almeric de Gironde takes Cos away from those Napa wines made here recently, impressive, yes, in a way, but is it Bordeaux? 12,7% alcohol. 90-92

2013 Cos d'Estournel blanc (Médoc)
APR 14 8000 bottles made. Watery lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, vanilla, slight minerals note, almost flinty. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, fresh, crisp, almost savory, minerals finish, mouthwatering, almost Coche-Duryish Bordeaux. Long. 92-94

2013 Pagodes de Cos
APR 14 (2nd Ch. Cos d'Estournel) Ruby. Red berries, some vanilla, slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, tighter, structured, slightly dry tannins, good length.  Nothing sold off in bulk. 87-89

2012 Le Medoc de Cos
DEC 19 Ruby. Dark fruits, spices, anise, some alcohol, ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruity, red berries, some herbs, alcohol shines through. 85

2012 Médoc de Cos
NOV 15 60CS 40M, From vineyards located north of Sociando-Mallet in the Medoc appelation owned by Cos d'Estournel. Same property as Goulée for those who know this, but a different wine. Ruby. Dark berries, blueberries, some nettles and light vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, some vanilla, fairly elegant, good length. About 20.000 bottles made. 87

2010 Cos d'Estournel
JUL 13 Ruby. Fruity, scented, ripe, nuanced and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe feel but also textured and structured. Feels like it's becoming tighter and more focused. Long. 95

2010 Cos d'Estournel
JUN 11 Black!, extracted and massive, the acidity is just able to manage it, huge body, alcoholic finish, vulgar as few, easy to like probably, no refinement what so ever, hopefully there is something in there that will show in the future. For now 92-94

2010 Pagodes de Cos
JUN 11 (2nd label) Dark, extracted, coffee, dark berries and a bitter touch, masochistic wine. 87-89

2009 Cos d'Estournel
JUN 17 Ruby. Intense, spices, blueberries, ripe, rich, exotic spices, some coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, intense, spicy, detailed, quite dense, long. 94

2009 Cos d’Estournel
NOV 13 Deep ruby. Cassis, rich, massive, intense and ripe, coffee and plums. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rich, ripe but seems more balanced than last bottle, big wine, long. 94

2009 Cos d'Estournel
JUN 10 Deep ruby, ruby/pink rim. Intense, sweet, huge, cassis, blackberries, coffee, plum jam. Again, huge and sweet on the palate, think Napa Valley, Arnold wrestling plum juice , huge tannins, and are they fully ripe? Some green and herbal touches in the finish, burnt coffee beans, blockbuster. Very dry finish, just tannins and herbs. 86-93

2008 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 12 Deep ruby. Cheese, coffee, cassis and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and somewhat sweet. Good length. 92

2007 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 11 Ruby. Scented, cassis and vanilla nose. One of the more rustic 07's, structured and long. 90

2007 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 10 Ruby, fresh, ripe red and darker fruits. Fresh acidity, elegant tannins, some vanilla, refreshing, nice texture, a more elegant and fresher style of Cos. 91

2006 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 14 Ruby. Fruity, ripe, cassis and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, rounded and still a bit of the '06 edginess, long. 92

2006 Cos d'Estournel
JUL 13 Ruby. Fruity, cassis, leather, scented and complex nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, starting maturity which is a bit early, prunes, long finish. 93

2006 Cos d'Estournel
OCT 11 Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, spices, rich and intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, big and rich, fruity, structured, firm, could have some more playfulness, on the big side. 93

2006 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 09 Dark ruby, very young, some stable hints in the back, lots of blackcurrants and some herbs and slightly green notes. I would have liked some more acidity, and the tannins are almost monumental. Sweetish fruit, ok finish. 92

2006 Les Pagodes de Cos
MAY 15 Ruby. Herbs, dark fruits, coffee, nettles. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, bit ungainly, lacks balance. Bitter and edgy. 84

2005 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 11 Ruby, elegant nose, dried up, not as sweet and ripe as it has had tendencies of. Complex, getting more elegant, good level of acidity, ripe tannins, long. 93

2005 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 10 Deep ruby, closed, just a touch of Medoc nose, lots of oak, seems extracted, tannins are extreme, where is the fruit? 82

2005 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 08 Deep ruby. Dark fruits, blackberries, anise, spices, ripe and rich nose, vanilla and coffee. Woody and tannic, rich and big, jammy, ripe and dense, extracted, long. 94

2004 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 12 Ruby, cassis, dark berries, some herbs, vanilla. Fresher and more elegant than the latest vintages from Cos, lovely acidity, ripe tannins, on the verge of elegant and refined, give it another five years or more. 92

2003 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 15 Deep ruby. Ripe, dark fruits, intense, liquorice, plums, cassis, massive nose, coffee, dark chocolate. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, intense, sweet, fruity, jammy, coffee, rich, ripe, long. 93

2002 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 12 Ruby, starting maturation, plums, leather, touch of blackcurrants and coffee with vanilla overtones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very elegant, great texture and good length. Again more elegant and less "over" ripe style of Cos, I prefer this style, some are just a bit too sweet and big. 92

2001 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 09 Ruby, bell peppers, roses, blackcurrants, cherries, cedar and cigar. Very elegant and velvety mouthfeel, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh fruit, complex and balanced. Fresher fruit than most Cos. Keep. 93

2001 Cos d'Estournel
NOV 09 Bright ruby, some liquorice, cigars, blackcurrants and bell peppers, good acidity and ripe tannins, very elegant and no signs of the sweetish fruit that I sometimes find in Cos, structure like velvet, very elegant and long finish. 92

2001 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 05 Ruby. Cassis, paprika, cherries, cedar, cigars, vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured yet velvety texture, detailed, complex and long. 93

2001 Cos d'Estournel
OCT 05 Ruby. Dark fruits, spices, vanilla, cassis, some tobacco, intense nose, stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, long finish, elegant notes, this is high level Bordeaux. 94

1999 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 17 Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, spices, some herbs, blackberries, tobacco and leather, some elegant notes, more open than before. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, some leather and drier notes, quite lively acidity. Shows better than earlier bottles, is it finally coming around? 91

1999 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, cassis, vanilla, spices, some scented notes but still woody. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, wood on the palate as well but less so, needs time still for me. 92

1999 Cos d’Estournel
APR 16 Magnum. Ruby. Spices, cassis, ripe plums, scented, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, structured, juicy, ripe, cassis, blackberries, starting figs, long. 93

1999 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 15 Ruby. Dark fruits, slight bell peppers nose, exotic, spices, coffee. Slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, rich, some vanilla notes, spices, fruity, long but somewhat edgy. 91

1999 Cos d'Estournel
MAR 14 Ruby. Intense, dark fruits, vanilla, cassis, tobacco and spices nose. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, bit sweetish, ripe, plums, long but lacks vibrancy. 90

1999 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 12 Ruby, rich, ripe, smoky, tobacco and cassis. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, medium body, can't quite live up to its super-second status. 88

1998 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 10 Ruby with garnet rim, slightly farmyardy first, later blackcurrants and cigars, a much better expression, but not too complex. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, not too much expression, plums and woody high notes, some cedar with even more air, a fresher and leaner style Cos, that I enjoy, even if it lacks some complexity and length for a second growth, at least at this stage. 88

1997 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 16 Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some spices and exotic notes, touch floral, leather, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, cassis, long. 90

1997 Cos d'Estournel
JUL 16 Corked

1996 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 18 Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, some spices, faint tobacco note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, nuanced and long. 93

1996 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 18 Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, anise, spices, nuanced nose, dark fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blackberries, blueberries, fruity, dense, ripe and long. 93

1996 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 18 Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, spices, nose, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, spices, juicy with structure, long. 92

1996 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 18 Corked.

1996 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 16 Ruby. Weird nose of rose hips, herbs and wood. Fresh acidity, lean fruit. With more air, (double decanted) and after almost two hours some darker fruits appears, the nose gets fruitier, the palate somewhat rounder. Weird bottle, but have had something similar with 1996 bottles before from different producers. Another bottle from the same case may be superb. Cork was in great condition on this bottle, no leakage. 86

1996 Cos d'Estournel
OCT 12 Ruby. Dark fruits, cassis, some spices, prunes and figs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, figs and prunes, leather, cherries, long. 91

1995 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 09 Ruby, garnet rim, very elegant, floral, dark berries, leather, liquorice, paprika, cassis, roses, perfumed notes, very elegant and complex. Tannins like velvet, acidity could be a bit fresher if I'm picky, coffee, long finish. 92

1993 Cos d’Estournel
DEC 16 Ruby, garnet rim. Leather, figs, cassis, fairly scented nose, not the most intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, fairly lively, maturing, good length. 89

1992 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 18 Ruby, garnet rim. Anise, figs, some tobacco and spices nose, faint mint, somewhat leaner. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, dates, some spices, elegant texture if lean, liquorice, starting to dry out. Good length. 89

1989 Cos d'Estournel
JUL 15 Excellent fill and hardly soaked cork. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Dark fruits, intense, leather, scented, red berries, light floral note, some black tea. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, figs, sweet, fruity, ripe, some mint, structured behind, long. 94

1989 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 13 Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented nose. Spicy, cassis, tight and still open, exotic and Christmas spices. Up front a bit. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit driven still, even if it feels dry and oaky in the finish still. Long but lean and oaky. 91

1989 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 10 Ruby with thin brick rim, great nose, youthful, but some cooked jam and fruits, liquorice, leather, ok acidity, maturing tannins, elegant body, great wine, but the fruit seems warmer than most in this vintage, and not at all up to its status. 88

1989 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 09 Ruby with brick rim, a bit orange even. Very mature Medoc, prunes, cassis, cigars, sweet tobacco, medium acidity, ripe tannins, a bit lean, could be more complex, surprisingly mature. 88

1988 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 13 ruby, brick rim. Herbs, cassis, bell peppers, spices, anise and leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean and quite elegant, needs decanting, long. 91

1988 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 12 (Served blind) Ruby with garnet rim. Bell peppers, herbs, Cab F nose, dark berries behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, nuanced, good length. 90

1988 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 10 Bright ruby, cedar, violets, cigar touch, pure, complex and gorgeous nose. Very elegant, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance, refreshing and youthful expression. Why can't Cos make this style of wine any more, this is such an elegant beauty! 94

1986 Cos d`Estournel
JAN 19 Ruby, thin brick rim. Some herbs, cassis, tobacco, spices, dried fruits, more evolved nose than the other 86's so far this tasting. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, dates, raisins, bit flat, lacks some lift, even if some will love the fruit forward body, long. 93

1986 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 16 Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, cassis, cherries, plums, some exotic spices, elegant, fresh and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, cassis, blueberries, leather and tobacco, complex and layered, long. 94

1986 Cos d’Estournel
AUG 12 Neck fill. Ruby, garnet rim, tender nose, well, maybe not tender, but subdued and discreet, especially considering newer vintages of Cos. Opens up, getting richer, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, needed air to open, gives a punch, has everything but could have been longer. Would have been nice to let a bottle sit for longer in the glass. A fine Cos. 93

1986 Cos d'Estournel
MAR 10 Deep ruby with thin garnet rim, coffee, liquorice, floral, slightly sweet fruit behind, fresh spices and herbs, like a rack of lamb before being grilled. Fresh fruit, even slightly cool with the sweetness, fresh acidity, ripe and now quite mature tannins, oak shows trough a bit. Good length. 86

1986 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 09 Ruby, garnet rim. Figs, cassis, anise, some spices, faint thyme note, some tobacco and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured and firm, leaner body, mint, figs and dates, long if narrower finish. 92

1985 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 15 Ruby, garnet rim. Bottle bought new en primeur by owner. Dark fruits, light herbal touch, spicy and vanilla, not that elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit hollow, there is fruit here but it lacks nuance, fairly refreshing. 88

1985 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 12 Rubinrød med tegl kant. Solbær, plommer, touch av fiken og lær og nesten en floral tone. Delikat Cos på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, ren, elegant og nyansert, forfriskende og deliakat, fruktig og sødmefull, lang. Flott Cos. Drikker svært bra nå, som all 85. 93

1985 Cos d'Estournel
AUG 12 Neck fill. Garnet, garnet rim. Cassis, bell peppers, leather and prunes. Fresh and cool feel to it, some might say lean. Easygoing texture, medium acidity, ripe and soft tannins, elegant and long. 90

1982 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 12 Ruby, brick rim. Vanilla, dark fruits, figs and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, figs, plums, slightly jammy, good length. 89

1982 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 10 Ruby. Dark fruits, rich, plums, figs, leather, tobacco, intense and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, ripe, rounded, exotic, long. 94

1982 Cos d'Estournel
JAN 10 Ruby with brick rim. Vanilla, red berries, biscuits, blackberries and butter. Good acidity, but not that fresh, mature tannins, slightly dry finish, a bit sweetish fruit again. 87

1970 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 15 Bottom neck fill. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Spices, cassis, blueberries, figs, liquorice, plums, black tea and citrus. Exotic. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, red berries, fruity, it is leaner body wise but quite intense, playful, bit lean, lovely. More pleasure than points. 92

1966 Cos d'Estournel
MAR 19 Mid shoulder fill. Ruby core, broad brick rim, oxidative nose. Earthy, figs, dates, spices, Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, dates, spices, anise, this is elegant on the palate, fading on the nose, very mature. Better than expected from a bottle like that. 89

1966 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 13 Excellent cork, fill top shoulder. Ruby with brick rim. Scented, liquorice, cedar, leather, plums and figs, quite intense. Ads with air. Lively and fresh acidity, playful and very elegant, tannins soon polished off, refreshing and again lively, long. Different kind of juice. 94

1966 Cos d'Estournel
SEP 08 Ruby core, brick rim. In neck fill! Figs, dates, spices, exotic, layered, minerals, scented and seductive, stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, detailed, figs and dates, seamless texture and body, the best Cos I've ever had, brilliant wine, seductive and layered, long. 98

1961 Cos d'Estournel
OCT 18 Ruby, broad brick rim. Figs, dates, some spices, minerals, tobacco and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins those that are left, figs, dates, touch sweet and sour, long finish. 92

1959 Cos d'Estournel
MAY 15 Danish bottling, Carl Permins Vinhandel Copenhagen. Top shoulder fill. Ruby, orange rim. Dark fruits, mint, coffee, dark chocolate nose. Fresh acidity, leaner palate, sweet and sour, lean and thin. 82

1957 Cos d'Estournel
AUG 12 Cloudy and pure vinegar

1953 Cos d'Estournel
APR 15 In neck fill, but too old, thoroughly dead.

1948 CCos d'Estournel
DEC 14 Very top shoulder fill, soaked cork. Ruby with brick rim. Figs, prunes, earthy, leather, raisins, some faint floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, cherry stones, detailed, mature, ever so slightly iodine in the finish with air, long. 94

1947 Cos d'Estournel
DEC 14 Top shoulder fill, more or less soaked cork. Bright ruby core, broad brick rim. Detailed nose, cedar, prunes, figs, coffee, scented, some wood polish, redcurrants. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, leaner, cherries, figs, prunes, quite mellow, almost soft texture with lively acidity, fresh, detailed, long if narrow finish. 93

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