The 2011 Cos d'Estournel St Estephe 750 ml is from the St Estephe region of Bordeaux.
wa91Wine Advocate 91 points
The 2011 Cos d'Estournel exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and sweet, toasty, oaky notes intermixed with floral and forest floor characteristics. The complex aromatics suggest this is a top success in 2011. In the mouth, the wine is slightly more compact than one would find in a great vintage, such as 2009 and 2010, but it has impressive richness for the vintage as well as light to moderate tannin and admirable purity. It will benefit from 2-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15-20 years. Only 30% of the production was utilized for Cos d'Estournel, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. - WA (4/2014)
ws90Wine Spectator 90 points
Offers ample, almost flashy fruit, with layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry pate de fruit rushing forth, lined with anise and toasted spice details. Stays flattering through the finish and will win some fans, but lacks the grip and density for the long haul. Drink now through 2021. - WS (3/2014)
VN90Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 90-93 points
(65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot; 3.6 g/l total acidity; 3.55 pH; 92 IPT; 13.5% alcohol): Bright deep ruby. Closed nose hints at ripe black plum, cassis, coffee and violet. Fresh, clean and straightforward on entry, then a little tighter in the middle; needs time in the glass, and a little more sweet creamy flesh would have been nice too. Still, a very successful wine for the vintage. Only 30% of the total production went into the grand vin. - IWC 90-93 (5/2012)