Château Cos d'Estournel 2010 - OWC (12 x 75 cl)

AOC, Second Great Growth, Saint-Estèphe

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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...

Product Details

Data sheet

Parker Rating
75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc, Petit verdot
Bordeaux, Médoc
Château Cos d'Estournel
Best vintages
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1979, 1976, 1970, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1953, 1949, 1947, 1945
30+ years
Serving T°
Original Wooden Case - 12 Bottles
Producer: Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel

The Maharaja of Saint-Estèphe


The Château Cos d'Estournel is basically the work of a single man: Louis Joseph Gaspard Lacoste de Maniban, Marquis d'Estournel, who inherited the Burgundian family estate when his father died, in 1791. Inspired by the Château Lafite-Rothschild, located in the neighboring commune of Pauillac, he discovers his raison d'être and, in 1811 decides to become a winemaker.

Progressively, he buys and cultivates some parcels of vineyard. As a great admirer of India and the Orient, Louis also builds the famous Chinese pagodas, which sit on top of the Château (hence the name "Pagodes de Cos"). In 1852, in this locality of "Cos" (or "hill of pebbles" in Gascon dialect), he was at the helm of 3 production sites: Cos d’Estournel, Cos Labory and Château Pomys.

Thanks to his hard work, the Cos d'Estournel entered the 1855 Classification as a 2nd Great Growth in 1855. A posthumous victory, since the Marquis died two years earlier. Today, the Saint-Estèphe estate and its 91 hectares of vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) are managed by Jean-Guillaume Prats, a descendant of Fernand Ginestet (who bought the property in 1917).

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