Bordeaux 2019: The Southwold Tasting (Feb 2023)

The 2019 Cos d’Estournel is tasted from two bottles, the first not representative. The second has a perfumed bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit, sous-bois, and light spicy scents. The palate is medium-bodied with finely sculpted tannins, fresh and tensile, gradually building with a mineral-rich and very persistent finish. Vibrant and energetic, this Cos d’Estournel is built for the long-term. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.