2003 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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147 Ratings
2003 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) Dense, old vine flavors of cassis and black fruit offset by refined mineral, liquorice and tobacco notes lead into this wines layered, complex palate which is supported by a firm, focused backbone of sweet, ripe tannins and an elegant, balanced acidity on the extended finish.

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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 3 years
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    Good

    about 4 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 Advocate
    (From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage)