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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

"One of the candidates for wine of the vintage..."Wine Advocate "Gorgeous aromas of currants and berries with hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a pretty finish. Silky. This is extremely good for the vintage. The team of Cos worked hard on their 2002 and it shows."-Wine Spectator In the old Gascon language, the word ‘Cos’ means ‘The Hill of Pebbles’. Appropriately named, Château Cos d’Estournel is situated on the banks of the Gironde River between Pauillac and St. Estèphe,...

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    tried at altaya tasting 2010 - still quite strong tannins, would drink in a few years. made in moderate climate so less ripe fruit

    almost 6 years
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    Dark red, tannie smooth, fine wine, RP93

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005