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2005 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

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France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

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... More »

V 97
WA 97
JR 17.5+
IWC 96
WS 98
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2035 V: 2015-2040 WA: 2015-2040 WS: 2015+
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750ml $225.00

IWC 96
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($230-$250) Good ruby-red. Knockout nose combines currant, plum, minerals, licorice and graphite. Wonderfully sweet, rich and deep, but with near-perfect balancing acidity to frame the wine's lush fruit. This superb 2005 has it all. Finishes with noble, sweet tannins and palate-saturating persistence. On my most recent visit, Prats told me he considered 2005 to be superior to the 2003, and that the '05 may be "our best wine ever."

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JR 17.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2022

Scored 18.5 in the Southwolds tasting of 2005 Bordeaux. Some development at the rim. Quite complex and mineral. Subtle flavours and a lovely texture. Very polished. Some tarriness. Bone dry finish.

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WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2015-2040

The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is another great success from this property, which is owned by Michel Reybier. A superstar of St.-Estephe in this vintage, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and blackcurrant fruit, some floral notes, spice and a touch of oak in a full-bodied, layered, impressive multi-dimensional style. The tannins are surprisingly sweet and well-integrated, as is the acidity, alcohol and wood. This is a beauty and certainly the top wine of St.-Estephe. Drink it over the next 25+ years.

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WS 98
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2015+

Black in color, with aromas of orange peel, new leather, currant, berry and Christmas pudding. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a long, long finish of fruit and spices. The cashmere texture is all there.

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V 97
Source Vinous
Drink Dates 2015-2040

I have been fortunate to taste the 2005 Cos d'Estournel three times in recent weeks and it has never been anything less than stunningly beautiful, as it is once again on this night. The interplay of dark, ripe fruit and the more mineral, savory-inflected nuances typical of Saint-Estephe yield a compelling, wonderfully complete Bordeaux that simply has it all. An exotic melange of graphite, gravel, smoke, cured meats and dark-fleshed fruits flow through to the explosive finish. Riveting today, the 2005 Cos will continue to thrill those fortunate enough to own it for several decades. Given its price vis-a-vis many of the high-flying wines of the year, the 2005 Cos remains a terrific relative value in its class.

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Author Thierry27
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.129%
Tasted On 01/01/2016
Drink Dates 2023-2023
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Author RWG III
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.226%
Tasted On 02/24/2014
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Author Mini
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 08/01/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2042
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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.231%
Tasted On 04/06/2013
Drink Dates 2017-2035

Powerful, dark, earthy fruit. This is going to be a great wine in time. Not very approachable now.

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Author Lawrence L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 12/26/2009

Beautiful dark inky color with rather muted nose with subtle aromas of violets and and faint oak or leather. i could sniff this stuff all day! full bodied wine with sweet tannins and very approachable. lovely dark fruits and a very very long finish. being so young this is truly an amazing wine! i look forward to tasting this wine again in the future to see its progression.

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Author Miguel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/27/2009
Drink Dates 2015-2035

Christmas bottle, from cellar. Decanted through Vinturi aerator, then held 2 hours. Black. Shiny. Red rim. Blackberries, black currant, oak, and noble leather. A wine that exudes confidence and even a swagger. This is a hibernating bear coaxed to show its power, and it rose from slumber to do just that. Second day was also a demonstration of breed and effortless ability to cruse at 140mph all day. It is all there for a huge future. Wait until 2015+. Also a great set-up for comparison to the new 2009 at Primeur, and the entirely new receiving line and tank room. If 2009 can hurdle this wine, we will know such extravagant investment can actually yield results a wine lover can appreciate. We shall see! (0 views)

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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