May 22, 2019 - Out of the bottle this still seems pretty young to me. Lots of sour cherry, form backbone. Well made wine but I can’t say I’m loving it at this moment. Will surely improve with time/air.
April 15, 2019 - This wine is in a great drinking window! Well balanced and integrated after one hour of air.
April 14, 2019 - Ready to drink wine. Fabulous wine with a spicy and licorice taste. Very enjoyable wine that we drank slowly over a two hour period
April 6, 2019 - From Coravin so did not get a decant. No matter, it was terrific. Lots of dark fruit on the attack - blackberries & blueberries mainly. Smooth on the mid palate with fine tannins present but well integrated, medium to long finish. I have better experiences of this wine, it was not as concentrated as I remembered, so maybe a long decant would have been in order, then again I got myself a second glass so I was far from unhappy with it.
March 22, 2019 - My, my... this lady has finally come of age. It has been at least 3-4 years since having this vintage of Cos. My prior tasting suggested that this Chateau did not get the most out of their wine in this outstanding millennial vintage. However, time in the cellar proves for a wine of this caliber, proper aging brings out greatness. The nose is rocking of black fruits, black licorice, and all things St. Estephe. Iron, touch of blood, currant, and Asian spice. Combine the nose with the finish and you have a complete wine. Dare I say, an intimate experience with a bottle of wine. Goes to show judging a wine before it is ready is a mistake. Love it!
February 14, 2019 - Decanted for an hour. After 3, this started to sing. Wait 3-5 years for other bottle.
February 10, 2019 - Even better than expected
January 28, 2019 - Explosive nose with earthy flavors, cigar, leather; full on palate, com0lex, well integrated tannins, medium finish. Drinking window wide open now.
January 28, 2019 - I TRE TENORI (WESTIN MILANO): Naso fotonico, esplosivo, ma precisissimo, davvero millimetrico. Tanta spezia del Cabernet, pepe, grafite, molto frutto del Merlot e tanta tanta eleganza. Da starci ore, godendo la bellezza di un millesimo setoso, pieno e maturo.
La bocca è di corpo, ma piuttosto filante, tutto al posto giusto e in attesa della fine di un' adolescenza che durerà ancora almeno un decennio.
Fattura da manuale, ma privo dell' anima dei grandi vecchi Bordeaux e dell' emozione che regala De Montille
January 26, 2019 - This felt very young to me. It came off a little modern, ripe, and forward for a Cos d'Estournel - maybe just needs a little more time. There is good structure here and the fruit is not in danger of fading anytime soon. The wine is just starting to develop some tertiary notes at this point. Everything does seem to be coming together and ageing nicely, albeit slowly. This wine will definitely benefit from some more cellaring. Revisit in 3 years.