Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32586 ratings
9.2708 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

I feel closer to my dad when drinking this wine. I don’t know why? Big day at Jonata

I feel closer to my dad when drinking this wine. I don’t know why? Big day at Jonata

Jul 3rd, 2018
Mike Saviage

Brownish tawny. Regal, clear and almost opaque. Sweet old Bordeaux nose. Notes of cola, cranberry, plums, dried fig, earth, spice and some wood. A bit thin in the mouth at the start but with air it firms up. Decent finish. Grows nicely in volume and impact. The fragrant nose is what you remember.

Brownish tawny. Regal, clear and almost opaque. Sweet old Bordeaux nose. Notes of cola, cranberry, plums, dried fig, earth, spice and some wood. A bit thin in the mouth at the start but with air it firms up. Decent finish. Grows nicely in volume and impact. The fragrant nose is what you remember.

Jun 28th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

First bottle from 2000 collection. Smooth black cherry. Mellow tannins. Wonderful finish that left you wanting more.

First bottle from 2000 collection. Smooth black cherry. Mellow tannins. Wonderful finish that left you wanting more.

Jun 26th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Everything you want out of St Estephe (even though the chateau is famously close to Pauillac from a terroir perspective...) Black currant, plums, leather, green tobacco, iodine, olive tapenade, but velvety soft so the austerity doesn’t extend to the tannic structure.

Everything you want out of St Estephe (even though the chateau is famously close to Pauillac from a terroir perspective...) Black currant, plums, leather, green tobacco, iodine, olive tapenade, but velvety soft so the austerity doesn’t extend to the tannic structure.

Jun 19th, 2018
Matt Nason

Amazing.

Amazing.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Ron R
9.5

Wifey is unwell, and subtly directed me to focus on the French stuff, so here we are...
For once, “I got my mind right, boss,” and let this breathe for 5 hrs, and lawdy, this is singing.
The nose offers up new oak, cinnamon and a hint of molasses. The palate presents ripe and balanced. Tannins are still bold, but frame the wine superbly. Finishes with black fruits and uncommon sweetness for a bdx example. After my week-day sabbatical from alcohol, this represents a great three-finger salute (control-alt-delete).

Wifey is unwell, and subtly directed me to focus on the French stuff, so here we are...
For once, “I got my mind right, boss,” and let this breathe for 5 hrs, and lawdy, this is singing.
The nose offers up new oak, cinnamon and a hint of molasses. The palate presents ripe and balanced. Tannins are still bold, but frame the wine superbly. Finishes with black fruits and uncommon sweetness for a bdx example. After my week-day sabbatical from alcohol, this represents a great three-finger salute (control-alt-delete).

Jun 1st, 2018
Gadi Karpel

Vintage 2005
93/100

Vintage 2005
93/100

May 12th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Hello wet barnyard nose!! Ok wow thank you @David L sour Black cherries and bright fun? Well balanced and nice acidity leather and tar. Deep and long

Hello wet barnyard nose!! Ok wow thank you @David L sour Black cherries and bright fun? Well balanced and nice acidity leather and tar. Deep and long

May 12th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet. Almost opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of raspberry, ripe plum, menthol, tobacco leaf, mint and some blue fruit. In the first few hours this shows nicely with a good balance of fruit and structure. Later in the night the fruit fades a bit, and you're left with acidity and some dryness. Had this rated higher early on but it declined a bit over the evening.

Dark scarlet. Almost opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of raspberry, ripe plum, menthol, tobacco leaf, mint and some blue fruit. In the first few hours this shows nicely with a good balance of fruit and structure. Later in the night the fruit fades a bit, and you're left with acidity and some dryness. Had this rated higher early on but it declined a bit over the evening.

Apr 21st, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Lovely bottle bouquet. Resolved. Not a lot of fruit. V. astringent. Subtle angular red fruit.

Lovely bottle bouquet. Resolved. Not a lot of fruit. V. astringent. Subtle angular red fruit.

Apr 18th, 2018