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2010 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066846 99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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! (LPB)  (3/2020)

98 points James Suckling

 There’s clarity and beauty to this wine as always with pure dark berry, stones and spices. Some clove too. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long finish. Pure and precise wine with so much class. Try in 2020.  (11/2015)

97 points Vinous

 The 2010 Cos d’Estournel is initially backward on the nose, yet it eventually unfurls to reveal pixelated black fruit, crushed stone, cedar and pine cones, wonderful precision and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins that frame the multi-layered black fruit laced with cedar and black pepper. Great body, superb length and outstanding precision on the finish - what more would you want? (NM)  (4/2020)

97 points Wine Spectator

 A great contrast to the '09, this feels even denser, with dark plum, black currant and fig sauce flavors that pump along. The spine is all graphite and chalk, giving this a riveting feel through the finish. The cut is terrific, no easy feat considering how dense the fruit is. A stunning wine.—Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2025 through 2045. (JM, Web-2016)

96 points Decanter

 Wow, this opens up with a punch of powerful fruit right off the first nose, delivering layer after layer of cinnamon, liquorice, creme de cassis, anis and blackberry. Feels a little higher in alcohol than many of the wines here, which cuts off just a little of the juicy elegance of some but it replaces it with exuberance. It feels closer to the 2009 in character than many of the other wines in 2010, with house style for sure imprinted. Enjoyable, irrepressible, a little less vintage character than some. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045 (JA)  (1/2020)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full, bright ruby. Superripe but vibrant nose offers liqueur-like cassis, graphite, mocha and exotic oak scents; smells thick! Then plush, dense, large-scaled and seamless, offering extraordinary breadth and a 3-D texture to its dark fruit, graphite and mineral flavors. This very modern style of Cos finishes with outstanding, building, palate-saturating persistence and utterly sweet tannins. (ST) 94+  (7/2013)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/11/2013 | Send Email
**+ Toasty oak aromas and violets on the palate. Very refined.

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2011 | Send Email
A big, intense wine. Black licorice, black berries and red cherries mixed in with some mineral notes and Asian spice.

By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2011 | Send Email
Spice and currant with big, lush fruit and spice on the palate. Polished with balanced tannins.

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2011 | Send Email
Great concentration. Hints of orange peel on the strong finish.

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