Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3147 ratings
9.342 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Rob B
9.2

Little wine party at home

Little wine party at home

Nov 18th, 2017
Greg Gregory

PBFW 2016 Mentor Dinner. Double Mag

PBFW 2016 Mentor Dinner. Double Mag

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The biggest and most full bodied wine of the evening was the Cos d'Estournel. From the hot 2003 vintage this also made it the youngest red of the evening. Big, irony, camp fire embers, black currants and cassis, toasty and well integrated oak buffer the wine. Time has peeled back some of that concentration revealing the heat that stuck out to me as the one big thing out of place. In the context of the vintage this might be OK but it turned me off. Good, but disappointing especially considering how critics went out of their way to speak of its lack of signs of heat.

The biggest and most full bodied wine of the evening was the Cos d'Estournel. From the hot 2003 vintage this also made it the youngest red of the evening. Big, irony, camp fire embers, black currants and cassis, toasty and well integrated oak buffer the wine. Time has peeled back some of that concentration revealing the heat that stuck out to me as the one big thing out of place. In the context of the vintage this might be OK but it turned me off. Good, but disappointing especially considering how critics went out of their way to speak of its lack of signs of heat.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.8

2003 is a great vintage. Time will prove it

2003 is a great vintage. Time will prove it

Dec 18th, 2016
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.4

Wow this is good. In a great space now and for a while.

Wow this is good. In a great space now and for a while.

Dec 18th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Love Cos, not much of a fan of the '03's though, I'm not so sure the '03's will ever be a vintage that in 15 years we will be looking fondly on, just too much overripe(cooked) fruit character that will only maderize as time goes on.

Love Cos, not much of a fan of the '03's though, I'm not so sure the '03's will ever be a vintage that in 15 years we will be looking fondly on, just too much overripe(cooked) fruit character that will only maderize as time goes on.

Dec 6th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Good but tannic and closed. Short finish. No nose.

Good but tannic and closed. Short finish. No nose.

Sep 9th, 2016
Rita Jammet

Owner La Caravelle Champagne

9.4

Remember that super hot summer? Cos d'Estournel 2003 potent and still youthful. Beautiful wine beautiful vintage. Le Muscular cab

Remember that super hot summer? Cos d'Estournel 2003 potent and still youthful. Beautiful wine beautiful vintage. Le Muscular cab

Dec 31st, 2015
Paul Mason

Still has another 10+ years and is amazing. Cannot wait to try again next year.

Still has another 10+ years and is amazing. Cannot wait to try again next year.

Dec 24th, 2015