Cos d'Estournel 2005

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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 cer... Read more

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

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, so... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Cos d'Estournel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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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
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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
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4.00 5
06/24/2011

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
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3.00 5
01/07/2010

It was better than I expected.


Snooth User: contram
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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
04/01/2008

Chateau Cos D'Estournel St. Estephe


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

A consistent performer from Bordeaux, Cos proves its mettle with outstanding quality for the vintage.


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

Spicerack of a wine, rather exotic. Concentrated aromas of tar, spices and currants. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, ripe fruit aftertaste. Best after 2002.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Cos d'Estournel's unfiltered 1994 is one of the top wines of the vintage. It boasts an opaque blue/black/purple color, as well as a fabulously sweet nose of black fruits, licorice, pain grillé, and Asian spices. Full-bodied, with sweet, opulent fruit that reveals none of the vintage's tough tannin, this remarkably rich, well-balanced, classic wine will prove to be uncommonly long lived. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025.


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

Red-ruby color, not quite as saturated as the '96. More roasted and less minerally than the '96: notes of black fruit, game, and toasty oak. Tightly wrapped and rather taut today, but offers terrific concentration and length. Today the wine's tannins are very visible, and perhaps not quite as sweet as those of the '96, and firm acids are not yet in complete harmony with the wine. But this will be superb with six to eight years of bottle aging.


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

A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, the 1995 Cos d'Estournel is a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996. Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grillé scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2025.


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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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