Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.33274 ratings
9.3860 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Decanted roughly an hour. Nice scent of cedar, graphite, ripe blackberries. Firm tannins, lengthy finish.

Decanted roughly an hour. Nice scent of cedar, graphite, ripe blackberries. Firm tannins, lengthy finish.

Jul 3rd, 2022
Joshua Fisher

My great friend Richie. Who died. And now lives in Kansas

My great friend Richie. Who died. And now lives in Kansas

Jun 4th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Beautiful. Didn’t take notes, words escaped me.

Beautiful. Didn’t take notes, words escaped me.

Apr 10th, 2022
David Kline

Nano hazelnut chocolate on coffee rye, blackened sponge cake, well done steak, black sesame, lavender and baked blackberry. Well knit.
Graphite glimmers on dark chocolate and cedar-oak slivers, smoky tobacco leaf, and tea. Immersive.



#cosdestournel #grandcruclassé #bordeaux #stestephe #appellationsaintestephecontrolée #misenbouteilleauchateau #saintestèphe

Nano hazelnut chocolate on coffee rye, blackened sponge cake, well done steak, black sesame, lavender and baked blackberry. Well knit.
Graphite glimmers on dark chocolate and cedar-oak slivers, smoky tobacco leaf, and tea. Immersive.



#cosdestournel #grandcruclassé #bordeaux #stestephe #appellationsaintestephecontrolée #misenbouteilleauchateau #saintestèphe

Mar 2nd, 2022
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.4

A night to remember!

A night to remember!

Feb 18th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet, opaque. Ethereal nose with a tobacco leaf dominance. Also, notes of black fruit, raspberries, fresh cut cigar, dark soil, cedar desk and a little menthol. Rich in the mouth. More delicate than the more angular Montelena next to it. This was more complex and had more going for it, but both bottles paired well with the meat courses at the table.

Dark scarlet, opaque. Ethereal nose with a tobacco leaf dominance. Also, notes of black fruit, raspberries, fresh cut cigar, dark soil, cedar desk and a little menthol. Rich in the mouth. More delicate than the more angular Montelena next to it. This was more complex and had more going for it, but both bottles paired well with the meat courses at the table.

Feb 4th, 2022
David Kline

Broken sticks, dried black currant, woody mushroom showing tiny flecks of dried blueberry, but also a rich ripe blue streak in deep background, elevates from forest floor to treetop mulberry. Tobacco sweetness and mint scintillate with mocha softly blanketing. Cocoa and cedar emerge first on the palate; with cherry and currant in tow, tart raspberry, eucalyptus and leather. Just enough pepper to keep it firmly grounded.


#cosdestournel #bordeaux #saintestephe #leftbank #grandcruclasséen1855 #grandcruckassé #appellationsaintestephecontrolée
#misenbouteilleauchateau #grandvindebordeaux

Broken sticks, dried black currant, woody mushroom showing tiny flecks of dried blueberry, but also a rich ripe blue streak in deep background, elevates from forest floor to treetop mulberry. Tobacco sweetness and mint scintillate with mocha softly blanketing. Cocoa and cedar emerge first on the palate; with cherry and currant in tow, tart raspberry, eucalyptus and leather. Just enough pepper to keep it firmly grounded.


#cosdestournel #bordeaux #saintestephe #leftbank #grandcruclasséen1855 #grandcruckassé #appellationsaintestephecontrolée
#misenbouteilleauchateau #grandvindebordeaux

Jan 29th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

I was very interested in trying this bottle for myself, as I know I’d seen a little Insta-negativity surrounding it 😅. There’s complex aromatics of cassis, savory herbs, tobacco, truffle, graphite and mint. Initially it’s heavily herbaceous and driven by its aged secondary character, probably more so than to my liking.

But, it really turns a corner and picks up weight and fruit expression after about an hour or so in the decanter. At this time it shows an open and seductive profile with a velvety texture and a balanced expression of fruit and tertiary character which lead to a very persistent finish. Overall I enjoyed this bottle, as my expectations were in check, although it doesn’t compare to Montrose in this vintage which is utterly superb.

I was very interested in trying this bottle for myself, as I know I’d seen a little Insta-negativity surrounding it 😅. There’s complex aromatics of cassis, savory herbs, tobacco, truffle, graphite and mint. Initially it’s heavily herbaceous and driven by its aged secondary character, probably more so than to my liking.

But, it really turns a corner and picks up weight and fruit expression after about an hour or so in the decanter. At this time it shows an open and seductive profile with a velvety texture and a balanced expression of fruit and tertiary character which lead to a very persistent finish. Overall I enjoyed this bottle, as my expectations were in check, although it doesn’t compare to Montrose in this vintage which is utterly superb.

Jan 9th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Happy New Year with tasting group. Solid. Nice development. Still on the tight side.

Happy New Year with tasting group. Solid. Nice development. Still on the tight side.

Jan 2nd, 2022
Garen Staglin

Superb. Beautiful fruit and long finish

Superb. Beautiful fruit and long finish

Dec 26th, 2021