Château Cos d'Estournel 2001
• Domaine: Château Cos d'Estournel
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Estèphe
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Grape Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
"One of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, Cos d'Estournel's 2001 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, amongst the highest percentage of Cabernet of any recent year.
Administrator Jean-Guillaume Prats, an articulate young man who leans toward the more progressive school of winemaking but still has one foot rooted in the traditions of the past, thinks this wine will have to spend longer in barrel before it is bottled without fining or filtration, The color is inky purple and the wine offers up an impressive nose of melted licorice intermixed with camphor, graphite, creme de cassis, blackberry, spice box, and toast. The wine is medium to full-bodied and pure, with superb concentration, a multi-layered texture, and a finish that goes on for close to a minute. There is wonderful sweetness yet profound elegance and length in this terrific 2001! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/22/2003, Issue 146), Ratings: 94-96, Drink: 2010-2025
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