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Château Cos d\'Estournel St. Estephe 2003
Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe 2003
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  BN#149504
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Estephe
Producer: Château Cos d'Estournel

Price:$425.00

in mixed case $382.50

SKU087000337695

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Very deep ruby.Very rich nose with spices and black currant. Lovely well-balanced mouthful, voluptuous. The finish displays a lot of fruit. A great wine to age over 30 years. To drink: 2010-2033.

Wine Advocate

The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d'Estournel is a candidate for "wine of the vintage." A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

Score: 98. —Robert Parker, April 2006.

Wine Spectator

"Aromas of blackberry and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a rich, fruity aftertaste of plum, berry and vanilla. All there. Solid wine. Second wine of Margaux. Best after 2011."

Score: 97.

Wine Enthusiast

With its aromas of new wood, spice and black fruits, this promises from the start to be a powerful, polished wine. It is dense, very ripe (from the high percentage of Merlot in the blend), but still packed with tannins. It's a massive wine, bringing together the heat of 2003 with the big tannins of Saint-Estèphe.

Score: 95. —Roger Voss, May 01, 2006.

International Wine Cellar

Red-ruby. Knockout nose combines currant, espresso, earth and exotic spices. Wonderfully round and sweet, with outstanding volume and density. A spherical, seamless wine that saturates the entire palate. The huge but lush tannins coat the teeth. This is accessible now but has the sheer material for long aging.

Score: 94. —Stephen Tanzer, May 2006.