Château Cos D'estournel 2010

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2ème Cru Classé en 1855
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Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 19%, Cabernet Franc 3%
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"The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades." Robert M. Parker, Jr.

About the Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel is a Second Growth on the Saint Estèphe appellation. Founded originally by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, it has been the property of Michel Reybier since 2000. The Estate consists in 91 hectares of vineyards, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot on graves soils of Günz. A new modern cellar designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte was inaugurated in 2011.
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