Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.296 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

I called this left bank Bordeaux from the get go. It showed a ripe side at first but quickly settled in to some saddle leather, pepper, tar, tobacco and bay leaf. Power is in the mid palate and finish here as tannins were still strong. Black tea, black cherry, oak and a streak of greeness down the palate. No rush.

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

I called this left bank Bordeaux from the get go. It showed a ripe side at first but quickly settled in to some saddle leather, pepper, tar, tobacco and bay leaf. Power is in the mid palate and finish here as tannins were still strong. Black tea, black cherry, oak and a streak of greeness down the palate. No rush.

Apr 10th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Insane nose. So lush. Great. Spectacular actually.

Insane nose. So lush. Great. Spectacular actually.

Dec 10th, 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
Web Bond

Brett and new oak do more disservice to the wine than the 2002 vintage.

Brett and new oak do more disservice to the wine than the 2002 vintage.

Dec 26th, 2017
Matt Krueger

Opened like a normal 2002, all vegetal, but two hours later it was bursting with fruit! Give it time and it will impress you.

Opened like a normal 2002, all vegetal, but two hours later it was bursting with fruit! Give it time and it will impress you.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Shay A
9.3

This was such a treat to enjoy. Excellent representation of the vintage and region. Lovely left bank style with very restrained mid-dark fruits, cassis, clove.

This was such a treat to enjoy. Excellent representation of the vintage and region. Lovely left bank style with very restrained mid-dark fruits, cassis, clove.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Cathrine Todd

02 Cos deserves a pat on the back for this effort during a challenging vintages. The wine was tight on the palate, still staying closed the next day, but had an interesting nose with licorice and exotic spice wafting around one's head. The next day I discovered an extra complexity of tomato leaf that I like but may not be to everyone's liking.

02 Cos deserves a pat on the back for this effort during a challenging vintages. The wine was tight on the palate, still staying closed the next day, but had an interesting nose with licorice and exotic spice wafting around one's head. The next day I discovered an extra complexity of tomato leaf that I like but may not be to everyone's liking.

Feb 4th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

7.8

Huge tobacco, cassis, mineral primal core. Some big oak. Juicy, ripe, boring. Meh.

Huge tobacco, cassis, mineral primal core. Some big oak. Juicy, ripe, boring. Meh.

Jun 6th, 2014
Helen Keplinger

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

9.5

Ahhhhh beautiful and young.

Ahhhhh beautiful and young.

Apr 5th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Tasting great! A little minty on the nose and plenty of red fruit in the palate.

Tasting great! A little minty on the nose and plenty of red fruit in the palate.

Jan 25th, 2014