A silky and velvety red wine from Saint-Estephe
Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a 2nd classified growth produced in the Saint-Estephe appellation. This "super second" comes from a rich terroir composed of gravel, which lends the wine a great aristocratic and exotic personality. The vintage 2000 blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.
At the tasting, the Cos d'Estournel 2001 first presented in its youth a great power and an important woody quality. Now, its aromas have rounded out and properly channeled the wine’s nervousness. A pleasant, silky and velvety wine with a magnificent finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d'Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years.