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2000 Château Cos d'Estournel

  • 92 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48618-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($90-$110) Full ruby-red. Cassis, minerals, cedar and a floral note on the nose, along with an herbal currant leaf component. Juicy and tight; hints at the power of the vintage but misses out on the sweetness and pliancy of the best examples. Offers a reasonably seamless texture but the firmly tannic finish seems a bit herbaceous following the 2001.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. This goes on and on on the palate. The essence of class and refinement. Relatively good value, considering the superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. 20,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark crimson. Surprisingly low-key nose. Actually, it is almost Lafite like in its low-key raciness. Not at all the dense mode of Cos. Dry finish but not too concentrated. Very appetising and quite racy and ethereal. Interesting. Obviously here for the long term even if not with enormous ripeness and mass.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    This wine puts on weight and grows in stature every time I go back to it. In fact, from the bottle it was better than ever. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel suffers only in comparison with its successor, the 2001. Deep bluish purple in color with a reticent but emerging bouquet of cedar, licorice, blueberry, cassis, vanilla, and lead pencil shavings, this medium-bodied, slightly sinewy Cos d'Estournel has relatively high tannin, an excellent mid-palate, and a persistent finish. Purity and classicism are hallmarks of this top-flight wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
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    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: riffmaker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: davinci68
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Sunho C
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: clover
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating:

    1 x 12 (wood)
    Author: Brown Steven
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Earthy and old-world style. Very complex and somewhat backward. A Classic!
    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Elegant, soft red fruit. Still a little closed.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2025
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Had a 375ML at Masa's in San Francisco last night. Decanted for about an hour before I tried it. Was a bit tight at first but opened up well. Could still use a couple years in the bottle but it was fantastic nonetheless.
    Drink Dates: 2010+
    Author: Vinner
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Nice floral and spice notes. Pleasant flavors, but may have been hurt a bit by a bad food pairing (the lemon spaetzle didn't work at all well...)
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Pleasing nose with cassis and leather, well structured with good acidity and a good dose of fruit slightly over influenced by the tannins. An array of complex nuances that swirl around on the palate but leads into a dry finish overpowered by its tannins and acidity. May improve with a few more years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2023
    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Young, but delicious. Dark berry fruit, earth - loam - graphite and grippy tannin. Still needs some time before this peaks
    Author: whiskyguy
Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture. The chateau itself is a very unusual pagoda style building which was built by the 19th century owner Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. The building is featured on the bottle label, making it easy to spot in the Bordeaux section. The estate also produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 4515 bottles owned
  • 695 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 695 collectors)