This 2010 Cos d'Estournel is beautiful, deep crimson colour. Inside this Saint-Estephe, notes of blackberries and liquorice. Powerful on the palate. An extremely precise wine. Worth waiting for! The 2010 vintage was the product of an exceptional combination of dry weather - 2010 was the driest year of the decade - and rather cool temperatures - with the coldest May for five years. 2020-2040 and beyond...
Parker : 99 / 100
J. Suckling : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way to notions of potpourri, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus touches of dried sage, tobacco and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and very lively acidity supporting the remarkable intensity of tightly wound fruit layers, finishing very long and fragrant. Give it another 4-5 years in bottle and this will be stunning!