reviewsJames Suckling 97-98/100
This is incredibly long and refined with a compact structure and beautiful tension. It goes on and on. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and energetic. Lovely bitterness and brightness. Lemons, stones and limes. Flint, too. The grapes were harvested at three different moments. It’s beautifully constructed.
Wine Advocate 91-93/100
The 2019 Cos d'Estournel Blanc, picked 16-23 September and seeing just 8% new oak, has more vibrancy and tension on the nose compared to the Pagodes de Clos Blanc, scents of orange blossom and yellow plums, the Sémillon very expressive. The palate is sharp and racy on the entry with green apple, melon, passion fruit and a slight tang of pink grapefruit towards the finish. Moderate length. Give it two or three years in bottle.
A blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon aging in French oak barriques, 8% new, the 2019 Blanc is all limes and lemons to begin, soon opening out to reveal nuances of peach blossoms, wet pebbles, green apples and struck match with a touch of coriander seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with citrusy flavors, possessing impressive weight and creamy texture, finishing with loads of mineral layers and bags of freshness. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown