Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32893 ratings
9.3789 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Enjoyable and drank younger than its age. I always get a cherry swisher sweets note with St Estephe wines. Very tart black cherries, currant, tart plum and herbs all over this wine. Tannins still holding up nicely. Not getting better, but will probably hold for a bit. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Enjoyable and drank younger than its age. I always get a cherry swisher sweets note with St Estephe wines. Very tart black cherries, currant, tart plum and herbs all over this wine. Tannins still holding up nicely. Not getting better, but will probably hold for a bit. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

Sep 14th, 2019
Daron Watson

the candy theme continues ~ this time dark razzles ~ and the fruit POPs! Now I appreciate what is in the glass, and not sure I’d fault it for anything, but not sure I can award it 💯 like three other sources ~ or even 99 for that matter ~ BUT I am sure willing to taste it dozens of more times over the years to see how it evolves 😉 KUDOS Cos! 🍷🤘

the candy theme continues ~ this time dark razzles ~ and the fruit POPs! Now I appreciate what is in the glass, and not sure I’d fault it for anything, but not sure I can award it 💯 like three other sources ~ or even 99 for that matter ~ BUT I am sure willing to taste it dozens of more times over the years to see how it evolves 😉 KUDOS Cos! 🍷🤘

Sep 5th, 2019
Daron Watson

what stood out were the bright and tart red fruits and candy...like red licorice

what stood out were the bright and tart red fruits and candy...like red licorice

Sep 5th, 2019
Daron Watson

Voluptuous ~ great length, intense fruit, and cacao finish

Voluptuous ~ great length, intense fruit, and cacao finish

Sep 5th, 2019
Daron Watson

What stands out to me in this vintage is a smoky ashen component...

What stands out to me in this vintage is a smoky ashen component...

Sep 5th, 2019
Daron Watson

Wow ~ of all the vintages in the flight this one did it for me! Sumptuous nose as well but far from subtle. Flavors run deep starting red but quickly turning black. Strong structure of the vintage still there but finally shedding a few layers of tannins revealing walls of mocha and truffle. D!G

Wow ~ of all the vintages in the flight this one did it for me! Sumptuous nose as well but far from subtle. Flavors run deep starting red but quickly turning black. Strong structure of the vintage still there but finally shedding a few layers of tannins revealing walls of mocha and truffle. D!G

Sep 5th, 2019
Daron Watson

a subtly sumptuous nose w gorgeous array of fruits ~ great length w soft dusty tannins

a subtly sumptuous nose w gorgeous array of fruits ~ great length w soft dusty tannins

Sep 5th, 2019
Matt Perlman

One of the better older Cos that I’ve tried. Not a moment too soon though. Almost all secondary at this point although a wisp of black currant emerged with some air. But at this point it’s graphite, leather and earth tones predominating. Delightfully old school

One of the better older Cos that I’ve tried. Not a moment too soon though. Almost all secondary at this point although a wisp of black currant emerged with some air. But at this point it’s graphite, leather and earth tones predominating. Delightfully old school

Aug 24th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Delicious and holding strong. Not quite as grand as the previous btl a handful of years ago, but a wonderful Cos that still has life and pleasure to give.

Delicious and holding strong. Not quite as grand as the previous btl a handful of years ago, but a wonderful Cos that still has life and pleasure to give.

Aug 18th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Tremendous integration, focused and complex, black currants, graphite, cigar box and classic cedar. The finish is mesmerizingly long and the texture is ultra silky and seductive.

Tremendous integration, focused and complex, black currants, graphite, cigar box and classic cedar. The finish is mesmerizingly long and the texture is ultra silky and seductive.

Jul 30th, 2019