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Cos d'Estournel 2005

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel:
Born in 1762 during the reign of Louis XV and died in 1853 under Napoleon III, at the remarkable age of 91, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had one sole passion: Cos. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, he recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately.

Editorial Reviews for Cos d'Estournel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,176
4.50 5
12/14/2009

Perfumed on the nose with deep, layered notes of black currant, wood spice, herbs, sandalwood and Asian spice tones with floral top notes and a certain element that recalls perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc. This is a big wine, powerful yet fresh with slightly drying tannins. The intensity of the fruit quickly overwhelms the tannins and fills the mouth with ripe black raspberry fruit and notes of gunpowder and dark, moist soil. This clamps down a bit on the finish but all the elements are there for a tremendous bottle of wine to emerge in 12-15 years, perhaps more. It’s really massive and packed by all those tannins will take time and these are not the elegant tannins of 2000 or 2001. 94pts


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Snooth User: Franz Schneider
81732338
5.00 5
07/30/2009

fruity, cassis, berries, super soft velvety tannins, very elegant, complex, multilayered, mouth filling and lingering. Just stunning!!


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
4.00 5
06/23/2011

Maybe 4.4+ stars. Color, this wine has a nice dark ruby red color. Nose, leather, orang peel (just a little), black fruits, blackberry, currant, some floral aromas coming through, licorice, some earthiness. Midpalate, nice black fruits, licorice, some dark chocolate, voluptuous, dry, young, full bodied, has a nice weight. Finish, very silky, elegant, smooth, nice complexity, well balanced, a little hint of bitterness (in a good way), lingering (45+ seconds and still feeling it), dark chocolate and black fruits are dancing on my palate, nice firm smooth tannins. Overall, this wine is very well made. It is a very modern still of Bordeaux. It has not peaked yet. I would put it away until 2026-2038. I am 95 on this effort. I am enjoying it very much. I would indeed recommend it to any wine lover who appreciates quality. Happy drinking!


Snooth User: The Red Grape
18290483
3.50 5
05/19/2009

Massive, massive wine-- strong tannins, cedar box, smoky ethereal quality, good dark fruit flavors. This bottle will be worth at least double its retail value when it peaks.


Snooth User: barbarism
34810128
3.00 5
01/07/2010

It was better than I expected.


Snooth User: contram
2035013
3.50 5
06/22/2009

If you add together all the tastes different reviews compare this wine to, you would have the world's worst salad... "spicy clove and pepper aroma over cherry, smoky leather and raspberry" "currant, plum, minerals, licorice and graphite" "orange peel, new leather, currant, berry and Christmas pudding" "licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak."


External Reviews for Cos d'Estournel

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Chateau Cos D'Estournel St. Estephe


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 1990 is a spectacular wine, and, along with the 1986, 1982 and 1953, one of the four finest Cos d'Estournels made in the post-World War II era. Bruno Prats believes it is the finest wine he has ever made. In the most recent tasting, the 1990 was even better than in the past, charming me as well as other tasters with its flashy display of opulent Merlot mixed with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It was one of the more forward 1990s in the tasting, which no doubt accounted for the precocious showing. This super-concentrated wine possesses a roasted herb, sweet, jammy, black fruit-scented nose, with noteworthy opulence and succulence. Pure and full-bodied, this concentrated wine conceals more tannin than it is presently revealing. The wine is open, flattering, and impossible to resist. It will continue to mature for 15-20 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Cos is the only St. Estephe that could ever be called sexy, and this vintage is. Here's an extreme case of seductive new oak running off with the aromatics, a smoked bacon quality accents the woodiness. In the mouth, fruit appears generous and plummy, with the ripeness of tannins giving the wine a gentle feel. Luscious and delicious, this monstrous Cos is easy to love. Cellar for ten to twelve years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A classy and impressive young Bordeaux from an appellation that stepped up in '96. Dark-colored, with plenty of currant and spice aromas, the wine is full-bodied, with velvety tannins and allspice, berry and currant flavors. Long, long finish One of the wines of the vintage, it's a beauty. Best after 2005.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Cos d'Estournel makes stylish wines, and the 1995 is showing extremely well. Less hefty than wither Montrose or Calon-Ségur, it possesses intense chocolate and black-currant flavors, a round lid palate, and a fine, lingering finish. With its relatively high proportion of Merlot, Cos seems fairly approachable but will need time to mature fully.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This powerhouse is rather traditional and decadent compared to the modern-day wines of Cos. Ink-colored and full-bodied, with ripe fruit aromas, velvety tannins and intense berry and spice flavors. Best after 2002.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 1988 has an intriguing bouquet of exotic spices and black fruits. Although it has softened up since bottling, it remains a hard-edged, tannic, austere wine that requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020.


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