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
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 SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
Wine & SpiritsRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07