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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
Food Pairings for St Estèphe-Château Cos Labory-5° Cru Classé
Editorial Reviews for St Estèphe-Château Cos Labory-5° Cru Classé
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 St Estèphe-Château Cos Labory-5° Cru Classé
A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos drsquo;Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years: 2004ndash;2019.
A designer wine that wears its oak like an Armani suit. Shows an impressive concentration of spice, berry and vanilla aromas and flavors and an excellent tannin structure. Try after 1997.
Like eating chocolate mousse. Delivers loads of chocolate, cherry and berry flavors and soft, round tannins. Drink after 1995.
(a 50/50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Bright, deep ruby-red. Bright aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and smoked meat. Juicy and on the lean side but with good flavor intensity and subtle sweetness. Not a fleshy style but boasts good frui... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Les Pagodes de Cos 750ml
The 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos is also a remarkable offering. Composed of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, it tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol, and is better than most Cos d'Estournel vintages produced in the 1950s, 1960s, and 19... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos 1500ml
Good full medium ruby. Perfumes aromas of casis,. red currant, plum, minerals, coconut and violet. Lush, dense and gentle; rich and chocolatey. With so much baby fat, this wine appears to miss out on ultimate clarity and grip. But finishes tight, with a touch of austerity and nicely restrained sweetness. Still quite young. Drink 2005 through 2020.
A consistent performer from Bordeaux, Cos proves its mettle with outstanding quality for the vintage.
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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