2005 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • JS 99
  • WA 97
  • AG 97
  • WE 97
  • IWC 96
  • NM 96
  • WS 96
  • JR 95

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$399.00

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Reg: $495.00

$399.00

This product is
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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
The purity of fruit in this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long... The purity of fruit in this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Cos d’Estournel is another great success from this property, which is owned by Michel Reybier. A superstar of St.-Estèphe in this vintage, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and... The 2005 Cos d’Estournel is another great success from this property, which is owned by Michel Reybier. A superstar of St.-Estèphe 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.-Estèphe. Drink it over the next 25+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 97
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2015
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... 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-Estèphe yield a compelling, wonderfully complete Bordeaux that simply has it all. An exotic mélange 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-à-vis many of the high-flying wines of the year, the 2005 Cos remains a terrific relative value in its class.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Saint-Estèphe has a reputation for tannins, and this 2005 Cos lives up to that. But it does much more, because the tannins add richness along with intensely ripe black fruits, dark plums and figs. The dense tannins are... Saint-Estèphe has a reputation for tannins, and this 2005 Cos lives up to that. But it does much more, because the tannins add richness along with intensely ripe black fruits, dark plums and figs. The dense tannins are finely balanced with fresh acidity, and a long-lasting aftertaste. Impressive.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
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... 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."
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 has a more opulent and riper bouquet compared to the Montrose ’05 with blackberry, Morello cherries, dried orange peel and then with further aeration, sage and leather notes combining... The Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 has a more opulent and riper bouquet compared to the Montrose ’05 with blackberry, Morello cherries, dried orange peel and then with further aeration, sage and leather notes combining beautifully together. This is quintessential Cos d’Estournel, one that has meliorated in the last couple of years.. The palate is full-bodied with very fine tannin, a little easier-going than Montrose but that detracts nothing from the freshness and energy in this Saint Estèphe. You could argue it has a mote more precision than Montrose but there are just two sides of a very shiny coin.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, January 2016
This is a big one, with a large core of dark plum, currant and blackberry paste flavors that has yet to unwind fully, coated with hefty charcoal, bay and alder notes. Shows serious grip, featuring a bolt of graphite... This is a big one, with a large core of dark plum, currant and blackberry paste flavors that has yet to unwind fully, coated with hefty charcoal, bay and alder notes. Shows serious grip, featuring a bolt of graphite through the finish. This will need another decade before it really starts to strut its stuff.—Non-blind Cos-d'Estournel vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2040. – JM
JR 95
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2015
(18.5/20) Really rich, exciting, dramatic wine that did not seem cowed by the terrine of rabbit with polenta, morels and wild garlic. Real life and a bit too young really but with real jewelly precision of its many... (18.5/20) Really rich, exciting, dramatic wine that did not seem cowed by the terrine of rabbit with polenta, morels and wild garlic. Real life and a bit too young really but with real jewelly precision of its many ingredients.
JJB 98
JJ Buckley, April 2006
78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc. Very dark inky purple all the way to the edge. Gorgeous spicy clove and pepper aroma over cherry smoky leather and raspberry. Outstandingly well integrated rich juicy... 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc. Very dark inky purple all the way to the edge. Gorgeous spicy clove and pepper aroma over cherry smoky leather and raspberry. Outstandingly well integrated rich juicy super-fine tannins. Rich and opulent with a long spicy plum and candied cherry finish. A possible wine of a lifetime.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, October 2015
Dark red at the core with very little rim variation. The nose opens with a core of briary fruit, surrounded by aromas of truffle and earth. The palate is full bodied, with robust tannins with a high level of acidity... Dark red at the core with very little rim variation. The nose opens with a core of briary fruit, surrounded by aromas of truffle and earth. The palate is full bodied, with robust tannins with a high level of acidity, though there’s perfect balance between the structure and concentration of fruit. The flavors mimic the nose and this comes across as a very broad and seductive wine. While this likely needs another 10 years to really be at maturity, it’s definitely on the right track to potentially legendary status.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2005