1928 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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150 Ratings
1928 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

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(From 2000 Vintage) Number 2 of Wine Spectator's 2003 Top 100 Wines! "This wine puts on weight and grows in stature every time I go back to it. In fact, from the bottle it was better than ever. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel suffers only in comparison with its successor, the 2001. Deep bluish purple in color with a reticent but emerging bouquet of cedar, licorice, blueberry, cassis, vanilla, and lead pencil shavings, this medium-bodied, slightly sinewy...

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    unexpectedly young and full bodied sweet tannins with long finish

    over 4 years
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage) Few men have translated their intellectual brilliance into brilliant wine as directly as Bruno Prats, proprietor of the magnificent Cos d'Estournel. The château itself is a 19th century architectural homage to the exotic Far East. The vineyard, just north across the marsh from Lafite, stretches to the Gironde on a deep, gravel promontory. Under Prats' stewardship, it has become one of the most reliable sources of first-quality wine in the Médoc. And the lustrous '94 is a prime example. The color is a deep and luminous ruby. The complex terroir unfolds deep Cabernet flavors read more...under a sheen of flashier Merlot and new oak. As such, it provides both intellectual and sensual pleasures, it the two can be considered separately. It's a classic Cos, and among the best of the '94s.    (hide)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/20/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2000 Vintage)