2000 Cos d'Estournel 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 90   JR 17.5+   WA 92   WS 96   Customer 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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: Issue 108

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5+

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.

Drink Dates: 2015-2032
Author: Jancis Robinson


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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.

Drink Dates: 2010-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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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.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 89
Author: whiskyguy
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/29/2014
Young, but delicious. Dark berry fruit, earth - loam - graphite and grippy tannin. Still needs some time before this peaks

Rating: 91
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Early

Rating: 93
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/06/2013
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Elegant, soft red fruit. Still a little closed.

Rating: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 03/16/2013

Rating: 91
Author: Sunho C
Trust Rating: 50
Tasted On: 09/30/2011

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About This Producer


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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