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116 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

The 2000 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2003

Intense, deep crimson color. The nose presents extraordinary aromas of spices and chocolate, and beautifully expressed fruit. Rich and dense. Drink between 2012 and 2040.

Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

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    2nd label goulee rouge 2005 paper smell, black currant strawberry (light), sweet, easy to drink lasting ok, but would say a bit pricy in comparable

    over 9 years
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    98 pp

    over 6 years
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    Christmas 2010

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    "While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos d`Estournel will eclipse the compelling 2003 Cos, it is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme...
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • James Suckling