(2004 Vintage) Cos d'Estournel has become, in the eyes of the Great Wine lovers, the archetype of a certain style of virile elegance where the power excludes neither grace nor sweetness. Impressive in his youth by the intensity of its structure and the brilliance of its fruit, the wine of Cos d'Estournel evolves slowly to reach its full maturity (between 10 and 30 years) a melted and a wonderful aromatic complexity. The great vintages can achieve exceptional longevity, exceeding the century.
International Wine CellarRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($160-$275) Full medium red. Spicy aromas of redcurrant, strawberry and plum. Ripe, lush and gentle, with a mineral character contributing to the wine impression of structure and leavening the wine's sweetness. Very long, ripely tannic finish shows slightly elevated alcohol but comes across as firm nonetheless. (A second sample showed aromas of currant, tobacco, coconut and menthol and se...
Robert ParkerRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator