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177 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
$240.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) Good deep ruby-red. Expressive aromas of dark raspberry, smoked meat, black olive, iron, smoke and tobacco. Lush, broad and sweet, with a deep smoky, meaty sweetness and outstanding palate coverage. For all its breadth and silkiness, there's no shortage of energy and definition. Finishes impressively long, with chewy, sweet tannins that dust the front teeth.

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    WA98 Drink 2006 - 2036 The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

    about 5 years
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    WA98 Drink 2006-2036 The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

    over 5 years
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    WA98 Drink 2006-2036 The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

    over 5 years
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    WA98 Drink 2006-2036 The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

    over 5 years
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    Drank at Dwight's on 2.19.16 - amazing! Again, thank you Manny! ❤️🍷. If you are fortunate enough to own or find a bottle, please decant it. It opens up beautifully and the last glass is absolutely perfect! (Why is the LAST glass always the perfect one?!). I was so surprised at the mellow flavors and how well they melded together. A little sediment but that never bothers me, especially when decanted. This is so smooth, fruity - one of the richest Bordeaux we've had the pleasure of experiencing.

    5 months
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    Compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance and persistence.

    over 4 years
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    deb

    smooth. fabulous great with dark chocolate

    over 4 years
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    now-2036+ (98)

    almost 6 years
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    Good

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • 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