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A firm red with solid, compact tannins. Medium to full body with plenty of blackcurrants, pencil-lead, and graphite character. Compact and structured throughout, with a firm finish. Linear and muscular tannins at the end are very formed and curated. It will be interesting to see how this one evolves. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. ~94-95 James Suckling
The 2021 Cos d'Estournel is very promising, offering up rich aromas of dark berries, plums, exotic spices, loamy soil, and rose petals, followed by a medium to a full-bodied, deep, and seamless palate that's impressively vibrant and concentrated, with powdery tannins, bright acids and a long, penetrating finish. Only 53% of the production made it into the grand vin, and the blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Technical director Dominique Arangoïts reports that Cos was spared by frost and coulure at flowering, harvesting between September 23 and October 4, and fermenting a touch hotter than has been the case in recent years, at around 28-29 degrees Celsius. ~94-95 WA
The Grand Vin 2021 Château Cos D'Estournel is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot that saw 55% new French oak. It offers a beautiful, elegant, medium-bodied style that carries plenty of pure cassis and almost blue fruits as well as graphite, spicy wood, and hints of tobacco. The tannins are polished, and it has terrific balance, good density, and outstanding length. It's certainly in the more focused, elegant, narrow style of the vintage, but it's beautiful. ~92-94+ J. Dunnuck
The 2021 Cos d'Estournel has an attractive nose, more complex than the Pagodes (as you would expect), with graphite, and subtle cigar box scents permeating the black fruit and the Cabernet Sauvignon more expressive at this stage vis-a-vis the Merlot. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. One of the most velvety Cos d'Estournel wines I have encountered at this stage, though linear and strict on the saline finish. This is old-school in some ways, and a bit grumpy in its youth - a wine that will oblige cellar aging. A Saint-Estephe for the patient among us. (12.74% alcohol). ~93-95 Neal Martin, Vinous Media