Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2185 ratings
9.350 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Scarlet tawny with mostly clear rims. Barely translucent in the center. Impactful and exciting nose. Notes of black cherries, blueberries, cracked walnuts, cut Cuban cigar, some dry brush and a little camphor. Smooth in the mouth. The nose is so floral, which makes up for some fading fruit in the finish. I think this bottle was slightly past its peak given the drying fruit posture, but the nose and scents make up for it.

Scarlet tawny with mostly clear rims. Barely translucent in the center. Impactful and exciting nose. Notes of black cherries, blueberries, cracked walnuts, cut Cuban cigar, some dry brush and a little camphor. Smooth in the mouth. The nose is so floral, which makes up for some fading fruit in the finish. I think this bottle was slightly past its peak given the drying fruit posture, but the nose and scents make up for it.

Jul 12th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Murky, tawny and opaque. Old Bordeaux nose. Notes of dark fruit, hickory wood, some mocha and unsweetened dark chocolate, and some herbal thing. Silky in the mouth with tannins fully resolved. Fruit is absent in the overall impact. Medium finish. Drinks well, but its highest peak seems to be in the rear view mirror.

Murky, tawny and opaque. Old Bordeaux nose. Notes of dark fruit, hickory wood, some mocha and unsweetened dark chocolate, and some herbal thing. Silky in the mouth with tannins fully resolved. Fruit is absent in the overall impact. Medium finish. Drinks well, but its highest peak seems to be in the rear view mirror.

Jan 25th, 2021
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
Brent Clayton

Finally open for business! Bold, structured, balanced.

Finally open for business! Bold, structured, balanced.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Landon Donley

A present to my wife on her birthday...her birth year from a producer she’s always wanted to try...

A present to my wife on her birthday...her birth year from a producer she’s always wanted to try...

Dec 25th, 2018
Matt Nason

Amazing.

Amazing.

Jun 2nd, 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
Greg Koslosky

Very good but the tannins came thru after a while . Probably won’t get any better since the fruit will start to die as it gets older .

Very good but the tannins came thru after a while . Probably won’t get any better since the fruit will start to die as it gets older .

Mar 27th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Heavy bottle stink on pop, then decant. Couldn't really touch this for about 2.5-3 hours until the nose collected itself. Well tanned leather, moist soil and ripe cherry notes eventually evident in the nose. Mineral cherry on the palate, the bottle was really starting to sing at about 4 hours, then it was gone. Really love the Cos d' in all vintages!

Heavy bottle stink on pop, then decant. Couldn't really touch this for about 2.5-3 hours until the nose collected itself. Well tanned leather, moist soil and ripe cherry notes eventually evident in the nose. Mineral cherry on the palate, the bottle was really starting to sing at about 4 hours, then it was gone. Really love the Cos d' in all vintages!

Jan 19th, 2018
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.3

Singing. Complex balance@of cigar bitter cocoa leather and fresh tobacco. Terrific.

Singing. Complex balance@of cigar bitter cocoa leather and fresh tobacco. Terrific.

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