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2012 Cos d'Estournel

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: St Estephe
93+ (WA)
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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2012 Cos d'Estournel

93+ (WA)
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2012 Cos d'Estournel

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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2012 Cos d'Estournel

93+ (WA)
From £1,080 6 pack case(s) available

2012 Cos d'Estournel

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
93+ (WA)
BTL
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3
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0
£585
6
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Tasting Notes and Scores

92-94+

Bordeaux Index

(75% Cabernet Sauvignon/22% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc/1% Petit Verdot)
Nose is so tight and brooding. Pure black cherry fruit. Even and ripe. Great concentration of ripe cherry and plum fruit, vibrancy and depth. Feels balanced if powerful. According to Cos "Grand terroir, old vines, and gentle handling is the key to success in 2012". Amen to that.

93+

Wine Advocate

The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and reveals expressive black cherries, black raspberries and red and black plums scents with subtler notes of cassis, menthol, pencil lead and cigar box plus a touch of lavender. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, with a rock-solid frame of chewy tannins, it delivers a lively lift on the long finish. This is a lovely wine with slightly chewier tannins and less stuffing than the 2011. Needs 4-5 years.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Nov 2018

91-93

Neal Martin

Tasted as a barrel sample at the château. The Grand Vin is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that is being raised in 70% new oak. It delivers 13.79% alcohol and represents half of the total crop. It is initially quite taciturn on the nose with blackberry and briary notes, the Cabernet component coming through strongly with hints of iodine. Returning after 10 minutes, the mineral aromas are more pronounced. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. It is certainly well balanced, quite assertive at this stage with bold, dry tannins on the finish that is more concentrated than you would expect given the growing season. There is a pleasant salty note on the aftertaste that lingers long in the mouth. This is a steadfast, well-judged Cos d’Estournel, though it falls somewhat short of the mighty 2010. Tasted April 2013.

92-93

Michael Schuster

[75CS/22M/2CF/1PV] Fresh ripe fruit and sweet, creamy oak; rich and plump for the year, elegant, fresh, generous, firmly but finely tannic; fleshy, juicy almost, with an easy, flowing core fruit, but with a clear minerality too, a fine complexity and excellent, almost smoky gravelly length. St Estephe firmness of tannins, but scope and length and elegance. An excellent Cos. 2020-35+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013]

92-93

James Suckling

This is very tannic -- perhaps slightly too much -- but shows very pretty, intense fruit with blueberry and mineral character. Full and dense. Mineral and dried spices such as cloves under it all. Very muscular.

17.5

Jancis Robinson

Drink 2025-2040
Very dark and purple. Very interesting, almost putty nose. Intriguing and not so flamboyant and flashy as in some years. Really rather like Lafite 2012 on the nose! Perhaps a little tiny bit bitter on the finish but no excess of sweetness nor alcohol. Very measured. Solid impact. Very dry finish. I absolutely love the nose but find it a bit austere on the finish – but at least it is classic St-Estèphe. Slightly hard work at this stage; the most youthful wine I have tasted so far. '100% gravity-fed cellar helped us to be restrained in extraction', explained the new director Aymeric de Gironde.

896

Wine Lister

Quality 900 | Brand 996 | Economics 714 |
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 2012 vintage, at 900 compared to a peer group average of 686 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