2014 es una añada tardía con un veranillo de San Martín excepcional (desde los últimos dias de agosto hasta noviembre) que ha permitido al Château Cos d'Estournel vendemiar el Cabernet Sauvignon y el Cabernet Franc en las mejores condiciones : es decir con una madurez perfecta. En nariz, el Cos d'Estournel 2014 desvela aromas complejos dominados por notas de especias, canela y azafrán. En boca, es un vino dinámico, untuoso, elegante y fresco. Los taninos aterciopelados y la persistencia dan una gran raza a este vino hechizante, elegante y denso.íUn gran Saint-Estèphe!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Cos d'Estournel is destined to turn into a very lovely Saint Estèphe. This bottle was actually tasted over a period of a few hours. The word cool is one that reappeared in my vernacular now that the wine is in bottle. The estate is known for producing a more luxuriant and extravagant bouquet compared to its Saint Estèphe peers, yet this vintage is streamlined (to re-appropriate my original descriptor). It's unashamedly focused and delineated. It delivers intense blackberry and bilberry scents, again with a touch of iris. The palate is beautifully balanced with not a single hair out of place. The acidity is well judged and I noticed that after two or three hours, there was a faint vein of graphite that lends it a Pauillac-like personality, no surprise given that it lies just across the border. It will require several years in bottle for the tannins to mellow, but the result will be a very attractive, quite correct, fresh and precise Cos d'Estournel that will bestow two or three decades of drinking enjoyment. Tasted February 2017.