Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3206 ratings
9.261 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Another wine that shook me late on Saturday night along with the Shafer Sunspot and Schrader T6. With such a horn a plenty at the table certain bottles just had that extra gear. The depth and complexity here were astonishing. Woke up my mouth and mind immediately. Sandalwood, cherry pie, liquid leather and exotic spices. Best ‘Cos since ‘82 for me.

Another wine that shook me late on Saturday night along with the Shafer Sunspot and Schrader T6. With such a horn a plenty at the table certain bottles just had that extra gear. The depth and complexity here were astonishing. Woke up my mouth and mind immediately. Sandalwood, cherry pie, liquid leather and exotic spices. Best ‘Cos since ‘82 for me.

May 19th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Dynamite....well structured, blackberry and cassis.....oak integrates nicely...spot on

Dynamite....well structured, blackberry and cassis.....oak integrates nicely...spot on

Mar 31st, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Amazing color and nose. Decanted for a hour. Really allowed the cherry and cassis to shine through in layer after layer of flavor as the night wore on. A beautiful experience.

Amazing color and nose. Decanted for a hour. Really allowed the cherry and cassis to shine through in layer after layer of flavor as the night wore on. A beautiful experience.

Mar 17th, 2019
TJ Maxwell

Terrific. Structured and just starting to reveal all the nuance

Terrific. Structured and just starting to reveal all the nuance

Jan 10th, 2019
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
Cristin Brown

So lucky someone thought to share this wine with me. Tart and mouthwatering and still so fresh.

So lucky someone thought to share this wine with me. Tart and mouthwatering and still so fresh.

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2013
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.6

Legendary!

Legendary!

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Cos is a wine I have only tried a few times. A collector darling, most who collect it are fanatic only about Cos. Kind of like how Pittsburgh sports fans if you are familiar.

These were both exceptional. The 2000 showed some tertiary aspects in the nose, less so in the palate as a strong, tannic structure bolstered my thoughts of much further longevity than the nose hinted to. Flush with the firm and chewy tannin Saint-Estephe wines sport for more time than their southerly Medoc counterparts. Plenty of layered, savory and pristine black and red fruits fan out over the structure.

The 2005 is even more complex and dense and I would have to think will age at a glacial pace as this was just getting going from what I could tell as it was showing so young and tight.

#cosdestournel #bordeaux
#wine

Cos is a wine I have only tried a few times. A collector darling, most who collect it are fanatic only about Cos. Kind of like how Pittsburgh sports fans if you are familiar.

These were both exceptional. The 2000 showed some tertiary aspects in the nose, less so in the palate as a strong, tannic structure bolstered my thoughts of much further longevity than the nose hinted to. Flush with the firm and chewy tannin Saint-Estephe wines sport for more time than their southerly Medoc counterparts. Plenty of layered, savory and pristine black and red fruits fan out over the structure.

The 2005 is even more complex and dense and I would have to think will age at a glacial pace as this was just getting going from what I could tell as it was showing so young and tight.

#cosdestournel #bordeaux
#wine

Oct 20th, 2016
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.7

A very very good year indeed

A very very good year indeed

Jun 15th, 2016
Cathrine Todd

This wine still needs a lot more time. Powerful yet elegant. Intense nose w/ ripe blackberries, sandalwood, spice with a touch of fresh herbs. So high and low notes, and the palate had a good amount of flesh with lots of tannins to give it backbone, yet the tannins were very fine and soft in the mouth. Also, an interesting side note about 2000, Aymeric de Gironde, New Managing Director, said that this was the first vintage where Cos significantly dropped their yields from around 60 hl/ha to around 40 hl/ha.

This wine still needs a lot more time. Powerful yet elegant. Intense nose w/ ripe blackberries, sandalwood, spice with a touch of fresh herbs. So high and low notes, and the palate had a good amount of flesh with lots of tannins to give it backbone, yet the tannins were very fine and soft in the mouth. Also, an interesting side note about 2000, Aymeric de Gironde, New Managing Director, said that this was the first vintage where Cos significantly dropped their yields from around 60 hl/ha to around 40 hl/ha.

Feb 5th, 2016