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2009 Cos d'Estournel

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: St Estephe
100 (RP)
From its peak high up on the St Estephe escarpment, looking down onto Lafite at the north end of Pauillac, Cos d’Estournel’s mystical eastern-inspired Chateau has always produced wines of exotic hedonism. Famed once for its wines of monolithic weight and intensity, since 2011 the estate has seen a real shift in style focusing on creating wines that are beautifully balanced with classical elegance and finesse. The team are clearly increasingly driven to reflect the remarkable mineral terroir of the estate rather than the sheer power of its opulent fruit. Undoubtedly one of the ‘Super Seconds’, in top vintages it can really push the First Growths for quality and panache.

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Cos d'Estournel 2009

100 (RP)
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2009 Cos d'Estournel

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2009 Cos d'Estournel

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
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Original Wooden Case
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£2,165.00
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£2,300.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

100

Wine Advocate

100pts - 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. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

100pts 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 M. Parker, December 2011

91

Neal Martin

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. - vinous.com, March 2019

18

Michael Schuster

[65CS/33M/2CF] Dense, raisiny ripe fruit to smell; powerful, muscular wine with a mass of fruit, alcohol, extract and tannin - huge and forceful. Abundant, dry, slightly raisiny fruit, the refreshing vitality gone, and a slightly fierce presence instead, long and complex in the mouth, spicy, potent, and persistent. New world come to Bordeaux with a considerable tenacity of flavour, and a marked bitter chocolate finish. Jean-Guillaume Prats agrees that it will be controversial, and argues that "the issue is a stylistic one, not a quality one". I'm not at all sure you can really separate the two. It is very good of its type, I acknowledge, and that is how I have scored it. But that type is almost unrecognisable as claret as most of us know it (have known it?). Can't see this ever being pleasurable for a palate like mine... It raise the issue, stuck with scores as we are, of quite how to mark such a wine. What are we marking for? One mark for power to impress: 20/20? One mark for drinkability: 14/20? And a third for investment potential? Oh, and possibly one for claret 'typicity'....? It certainly draws attention to itself, and perhaps that is a large part of its point. 2025-50+

98

James Suckling

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) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

929

Wine Lister

Quality 885 | Brand 996 | Economics 911 |
Quality: Predicted life of 15 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 48 of the world's top wine lists, including De Librije Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 3,203 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 137,727 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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