Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.390 ratings
9.333 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

At 12 years old this wine still feels young. Fruit forward still, but also restrained, nicely balanced acidity, just great, with a long finish. This wine has a long way to go still. Ten years easily.

At 12 years old this wine still feels young. Fruit forward still, but also restrained, nicely balanced acidity, just great, with a long finish. This wine has a long way to go still. Ten years easily.

Jan 4th, 2020
Daron Watson

What stands out to me in this vintage is a smoky ashen component...

What stands out to me in this vintage is a smoky ashen component...

Sep 5th, 2019
James Forsyth

Rather restrained fruit but incredibly pretty. Blackberry pokes through. Supple. Pretty. It might open up again in a few years.

Rather restrained fruit but incredibly pretty. Blackberry pokes through. Supple. Pretty. It might open up again in a few years.

May 10th, 2019
Martin G Rivard

We were all surprised that it drank much like a California Cab. Nose was not at all what you would expect from a 2nd growth. We were all wondering if this was from a “Parker” barrel.
Ito definitely needed 2 hours to open up. I’m. It sure if time will integrate this one.?

We were all surprised that it drank much like a California Cab. Nose was not at all what you would expect from a 2nd growth. We were all wondering if this was from a “Parker” barrel.
Ito definitely needed 2 hours to open up. I’m. It sure if time will integrate this one.?

Apr 20th, 2018
Shawn R

Drinking very well right now.

Drinking very well right now.

Apr 10th, 2018
Aaron Means

Lovely but still a tiny baby. 👶 👶 👶 strong minerality at its core. So much underlying character but St Estephe wines need time. Preferred this to its neighbor Lafite.

Lovely but still a tiny baby. 👶 👶 👶 strong minerality at its core. So much underlying character but St Estephe wines need time. Preferred this to its neighbor Lafite.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Really powerful as it opened up. 85% Cab 2% Franc and 13% Merlot. Will still evolve with age. Need a big steak.

Really powerful as it opened up. 85% Cab 2% Franc and 13% Merlot. Will still evolve with age. Need a big steak.

Mar 20th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Élégant and ethereal. Great depth, concentration and balance. A Rolls Royce of a wine #saintestèphe

Élégant and ethereal. Great depth, concentration and balance. A Rolls Royce of a wine #saintestèphe

Feb 4th, 2018
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9.1

Another visit to this lovely wine and another confirmation that 2008 was a great vintage and most probably one of the best value vintages in the last decade in Bordeaux. The wine is rich, round, elegant and smooth, already ready for drinking, with earthy notes, coffee, black current, wild berries, full round body, lovely tannins, elegant long finish. A pleasure. My score 91, drink to 2025

Another visit to this lovely wine and another confirmation that 2008 was a great vintage and most probably one of the best value vintages in the last decade in Bordeaux. The wine is rich, round, elegant and smooth, already ready for drinking, with earthy notes, coffee, black current, wild berries, full round body, lovely tannins, elegant long finish. A pleasure. My score 91, drink to 2025

Sep 23rd, 2017
Sara Beer

Black raspberry, licorice, cocoa, tobacco. Silky, elegant and powerful - my favorite winery in Bordeaux. Tasted at the Chateau with technical director Dominique Arangoits, June 9. #cosgirl

Black raspberry, licorice, cocoa, tobacco. Silky, elegant and powerful - my favorite winery in Bordeaux. Tasted at the Chateau with technical director Dominique Arangoits, June 9. #cosgirl

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