Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2005

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Producer

Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

Advice

Ready

Vineyard

Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Producer

Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Appellation

Saint-Estephe

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 30/11/2018
Drink: 2018-2045


The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a little closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wafts of...

...chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5-6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!!


Vinous
Tasted: 11/01/2015
Drink: 2015-2040
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2017-2040


While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos d'Estournel will eclipse the compelling 2003 Cos, it is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires...

...plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estephe is exceptionally powerful, pure, and dense with a layered mid-palate that builds like a skyscraper. While there are massive tannins, they are remarkably velvety and well-integrated in this big, backstrapping effort that should enjoy an unusually long life. Forget it for 8-10 years, and drink it between 2017-2040.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2017-2038


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Area under vines: 91 hectares
Soils: gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 8000 to 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 78%
  • Merlot 19%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%
  • Petit verdot 1%

Second wine: Les Pagodes De Cos
  • Grape varieties:
    • Merlot 58%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
    • Cabernet Franc 2%

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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel

    Address

    Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estèphe, Gironde, France

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    Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estèphe, Gironde, France
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    Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

    Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
    12x75cl IB £ 1,479 £ 1,480
    3x300cl IB £ 1,285
    3x75cl DP £ 330 £ 335
    6x150cl IB £ 1,380 £ 1,410
    6x75cl DP £ 735
    6x75cl IB £ 960 £ 750

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    Offer 6x75cl 1 £ 960 Buy now
    Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 1,479
    Bid 12x75cl 2 £ 2,950
    Bid 12x75cl 2 £ 2,900
    Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 1,410
    Bid 6x150cl 1 £ 1,380
    Bid 3x75cl 1 £ 330
    Bid 3x75cl 1 £ 305
    Bid 3x75cl 1 £ 300

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