Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3129 ratings
9.126 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Allen Brothers Ribcap wine.

2004 not the best Bordeaux vintage but, certainly not bad. What was disappointing was how not ready this was to drink. Normally, a lesser than grand vintage 14 years in bottle Cos would have blossomed better. Good but, not what I was hoping for with my Ribcap. Still showing a fair amount of primary characteristics & a touch astringent.

It will be 5-8 years before I open another.

Truly one of the more grand Chateaus in Bordeaux.

Allen Brothers Ribcap wine.

2004 not the best Bordeaux vintage but, certainly not bad. What was disappointing was how not ready this was to drink. Normally, a lesser than grand vintage 14 years in bottle Cos would have blossomed better. Good but, not what I was hoping for with my Ribcap. Still showing a fair amount of primary characteristics & a touch astringent.

It will be 5-8 years before I open another.

Truly one of the more grand Chateaus in Bordeaux.

Oct 17th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Having had the coveted 2005 vintage just a few months ago, ‘04 is far more open and rewarding today. So seductive and captivating. Smoked meats, black fruits, balsamic glaze and hints of roasted sage leaves and tobacco. The tannins are integrated beautifully and the finish shows wonderful finesse, elegance and length. Gorgeous now but will continue to improve over the next 8-10 years.

Having had the coveted 2005 vintage just a few months ago, ‘04 is far more open and rewarding today. So seductive and captivating. Smoked meats, black fruits, balsamic glaze and hints of roasted sage leaves and tobacco. The tannins are integrated beautifully and the finish shows wonderful finesse, elegance and length. Gorgeous now but will continue to improve over the next 8-10 years.

Jun 28th, 2020
Rick Baumgarten

Opened but not decanted about 40 minutes before pouring. Somewhat muted nose. Bright ruby color. Elegant, sophisticated and well structured. This showed its Pedegree but also admitted to being not from a stellar vintage.Not a lot of fruit but still a fine wine.

Opened but not decanted about 40 minutes before pouring. Somewhat muted nose. Bright ruby color. Elegant, sophisticated and well structured. This showed its Pedegree but also admitted to being not from a stellar vintage.Not a lot of fruit but still a fine wine.

Feb 12th, 2020
Richard Young

Wine Specialist Christie's

9.2

Tannins are more pronounced than 05. A more elegant Cos

Tannins are more pronounced than 05. A more elegant Cos

4 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2014
Jeff Harding

Wow

3 people found it helpfulOct 28th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Rather subdued and flat on this day.

Rather subdued and flat on this day.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2014
Pascal Jabbour

Great wine , simply perfect !

Great wine , simply perfect !

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2014
Zeshawn

Such a classic.

Such a classic.

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2013
Izzy Nosnik

Green astringent.

Green astringent.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2013
Todd Abrams

2004. In a great place. Thanks @Ted!

2004. In a great place. Thanks @Ted!

Jun 17th, 2017