Original
189 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
$115.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

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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    96 Wine Spectator, 91 Robert Parker

    about 4 years
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    2, 96 Wine Spectator, 91 Parker

    about 4 years
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    96 Wine Spectator, 91 Parker

    about 4 years
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    96 Wine Spectator, 91 Parker

    about 4 years
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    WS 96

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/20/2010
  • Wine Advocate