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With a massive 98 point score attached, Robert Parker writes; “The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a ca...Read more...
Very fruit driven aromas greet the nose, very new worldish on the nose with scents of black fruit, black spiced, and green herb tones that are quit... Read more
Had this a while back now so struggling to remember exact details but do recall the bold dark fruit quality yet savoury enough for this to be bette... Read more
I have had much better. This is a lackluster wine. It should be priced under $10. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Cos d'Estournel
Very fruit driven aromas greet the nose, very new worldish on the nose with scents of black fruit, black spiced, and green herb tones that are quite intense. On the palate this combines huge ripe fruits with a certain greenness to the tannins. The fruit is not enough to mask the slight bitter edge of the tannins but is rich and full of liquory cassis and blackberry notes. This is a touch weighty and chewy with a rustic edge coming from the tannins but it’s rather matte in the mouth and lacks some freshness. It turns savory on the backend and into the finish, which is marred by the bitterness of the tannins once again. A wine of contradictions 88pts
Had this a while back now so struggling to remember exact details but do recall the bold dark fruit quality yet savoury enough for this to be better suited to a meal rather than drinking on its own. Not bad but I have had better.
I have had much better. This is a lackluster wine. It should be priced under $10.
External Reviews for Cos d'Estournel
(Barrel tasting) Supercomplex, with Indian spices, violets and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with intense, silky tannins and a long, long finish. Best Cos since 1989.
Picked between 27th September and 10th October, the Pagodes is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot delivering 14.13% alcohol with a pH of 3.51. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the nose with blackberry, pencil shavings, a touch of plum a... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos 1500ml
Delivers plenty of spicy currant and berry character. Full-bodied, with well-integrated, silky tannins and a spicy, fruity aftertaste. Clever winemaking. Best second label of the vintage. From Château Cos d'Estournel. Best after 2002. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Les Pagodes de Cos 750ml
Dark ruby color. Foci\used cherry, dried berry and licorice with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Delicious Cos. Drink now.
Brick red to garnet core with touches of orange at the rim. This elegant Bordeaux exhibits a classic mature nose of cedar, graphite and dried herbs over a core of black cherry with touches of soy sauce. Medium-bodied, the palate emphasizes red cherry... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Les Pagodes de Cos 750ml
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot. 50% new barrels. 14.5% alcohol. Represents 44% of total production at the chateau. Shows a ripe, flashy nose with intense dark berry aromas and exotic spices. Lush and rich on the palate, gene... John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos 1500ml
Cos puts together serious reds in serious years, and with large production for a relatively reasonable price. Cosrsquo;s head, Jean-Guillaume Prats, has made the propertyrsquo;s best red since 1989. Gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and cut flowers, it is full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. Goes on and on. It is the essence of class and refinement. Best after 2010.
With a massive 98 point score attached, Robert Parker writes; “The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.”
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