Tasting notes for the Château Cos d'Estournel 2010
- EYE: This wine has a deep and intense red color, almost opaque. Its color is rich and vibrant, revealing the concentration and maturity of the vintage. Purple reflections add a nice touch of liveliness.
- NOSE: Powerful and complex. It reveals a rich and enticing aromatic palette. Aromas of black fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, and plum mingle with notes of spices, cedar, tobacco, and licorice. Subtle hints of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and graphite add an additional dimension to this captivating olfactory ensemble.
- MOUTH: This Cos d'Estournel reveals its full grandeur. It offers a velvety texture and remarkable concentration. The flavors of black fruits are rich and generous, with a beautiful intensity. Notes of spices, vanilla, and noble wood from the oak aging harmoniously blend with the fruits. The tannins are powerful and well-integrated, providing a solid structure. The finish is long and persistent.
In short: The Château Cos d'Estournel 2010 is a wine of great class and remarkable complexity. Its powerful nose and concentrated palate make it an ideal choice for enthusiasts of high-end Bordeaux wines. It pairs perfectly with rich dishes such as grilled red meats, game, and aged cheeses. This wine can be enjoyed now (with proper aeration, though), but it still has exceptional aging potential. It can be cellared for another decade or so, allowing its flavors to develop and refine over time.
Other appellations from this estate: Cos d'Estournel (Rouge), Cos d'Estournel (Blanc), Les Pagodes de Cos (Rouge), Les Pagodes de Cos (Blanc), G d'Estournel, Goulée by Cos d'Estournel...