Goulée by Cos d’Estournel 2010
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine displays an opaque ruby/purple color and notes of damp earth, forest floor, white chocolate, sweet black currants and spice box. The wine is round, full-bodied and luscious, with 14.7% natural alcohol. Although meant for early consumption, it should easily last up to a decade or more.
Outstanding weather in 2010 made it possible to produce a great classic wine, a shining example of what the Northern Médoc is capable of. Goulée’s microclimate provided the necessary night-time coolness to make a fresh, fruity wine that is especially round on the palate, with subtle hints of morello cherry and vanilla.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
A sleeper of the vintage, this offering from the owners of Cos d’Estournel is a high quality, impeccably well-made Bordeaux displaying a dark ruby/purple hue along with notes of chocolate, black currants, herbs and spice. Opulent, round and full-bodied.
Bright and fruity, with raspberry and plums. Full, soft and velvety. Love the acidity.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. From the same three vineyard blocks as always but Jean-Guillaume Prats admitted that it has taken his team some time to fully understand how they react to different weather conditions. Very deep crimson purple. Attractive freshness on the nose. Round at first though quite sculpted later on the palate. Clean and fresh with no hint of overripeness. And only the tiniest hint of green. Dry finish – very complete and nicely done.