2004 Cos d'Estournel 750ml

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WS 94   WA 92   IWC 91   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Loads of currant and blackberry, with hints of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Round and generous for the vintage.

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: James Suckling

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

A beautiful example of the vintage, proprietor Michel Reybier and his top-notch winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats, have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length, it should be at its finest between 2009 and 2020+.

Drink Dates: 2009-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 171

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($69-$100) Deep red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, plum, licorice and coconutty oak. Round, suave and ripe, with lovely depth of flavor and a pliant, full texture for the year. This doesn't have quite the thrust of the 2006, but it's lively and fresh, and finishes ripely tannic and long.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: Stefan N
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/30/2007
Drink Dates: 2011-2025
Loads of currant and blackberry, with hints of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Round and generous for the vintage. Best after 2011. Solid, with lots of chewy tannins, but they are relatively round and refined. Full-bodied and long. Jean-Guillaume Prats, the manager, says that the wine was very high in alcohol (13.6 percent) yet also high in acidity. Almost 95-100. Score range: 92-94

4 of 4 people found this review useful.

Rating: 93
Author: dwilson
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/22/2008
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Very deep; almost impenetrable. Liqueur-like, plummy, but not sweet. Very tannic; with time in the glass it started to show the more exotic incense-like Cos style.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/27/2010

Rating: 92
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/29/2010

Average rating: 90, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

3736 bottles owned by 918 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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