155 Ratings
Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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(From 2002 Vintage) "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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    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 4 years
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    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012