August 19, 2019 - From magnum. Spot on now! Deep, smooth but just enough tannins left to make it a great wine with beef.
September 28, 2018 - Litt solbær, sjokolade, vaniljefudge på duft. Nokså lite utviklet. I munnen rund, rik og bærdrevet, men med ok syre og friskhet. Etterhvert et fint sødmefullt preg. Mangler litt spenst i forhold til vinene et hakk opp, men er bra for nivået og ok for prisen (350 kr i 2010). Kan lagres lenge ennå.
April 15, 2018 - Still consistent with last bottle. Drink up!!
September 11, 2017 - Came off to me as overoaked and a bit flabby. Did benefit from air, after which some savory mocha notes emerged, almost like a Pomerol. Fine grained tannins.
June 10, 2017 - Notes consistent with last bottle, but definitely not gonna get better. Drink them if you have them.
May 24, 2016 - lacks structure
May 21, 2016 - Brought to a monthly tasting and was put next its big brother of the same vintage.
Turned out to be an excellent exercise as huge difference between 1st and 2nd label.
I preferred the 1st label, as this 2006 2nd label was quite under-performing for me.
Still, its what I expected for a strange vintage in combination with 2nd label wine.
Purchased for 28,00 Euro, which I assume is a fair price, but won't buy again.
March 26, 2016 - Exactly what one would hope for from a quality second wine in an indifferent vintage - which is to say good wine and good value! ($40 cdn) Approachable, ready and ripe, though as some have said, a little short on the finish.
February 14, 2016 - Second wine of one of the two Second Growth of Saint Estèphe - the beautiful Cos d'Etournel. Half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot. Dark ruby colour with a slight brownish shimmer. Nose initially a bit flat with only some oxidised notes. Rapidly improving, dark berry fruits appear, then leather, smoke, toast and a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied with quite powerful rough tannins. Tase has very dark fruits, leather and led pencil. Acidity seems to be not fully integrated. Overall quite enjoyable, but not great, and possibly no improvement is to be expected.
July 8, 2015 - Joli couleur pourpre avec liseré orangé. Dense et profond. Très lourd. larmes grosses et fréquentes.
Nez dense et puissant de cerises et de feuilles de cassis. léger fond mentholé rafraichissant. Jolie notion de violette, de poivre, de graphite, de sous-bois sur un fond boisé noble.
Attaque veloutée, très enveloppante sur un fruit gourmand et puissant (cerises, fraises et cassis) sur un fond de réglisse. Grande fraicheur et grande puissance aromatique. Très belle persistance.
Jolie finale sur des tanins puissants. Très belle longueur.
Un très beau St-Estèphe faisant montre de fruits frais concentrés et puissants mais ne manquant aucunement de fraicheur. Un vin qui devrait passer aisément le cap des 20 ans.