Red

1995 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 257

  • djhammond Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 14, 2016 - This is just entering its drinking phase but will continue to improve (I think considerably). Aromas of ripe berry fruit continue through the palate and finishes with a long finish. However, unresolved tannins do slightly mar the experience. Worth drinking now with a long decant but I think this will soon be a blockbuster of a wine.

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  • Mascalese Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 9, 2016 - The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry, blueberry and black currant (cassis). It tastes like forest floor and mushroom. The body is medium. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.

  • salil wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Brooding and somewhat unyielding at first, but this really opened out with some time in the decanter. Packed with youthful dark fruited flavours, cedar, tobacco, and pencil lead - this just screams classic, old school Bordeaux, and it has a fairly firm tannic spine that takes a while to soften. There's tremendous depth and complexity here though, and I can only imagine this getting better with age as it still feels very young, but very well balanced.

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  • lifebreath wrote: (93 points)

    May 4, 2016 - Hmmm. This bottle is the 5th from a case of 12 over the past two years, and I hope the rest are like it! This wine is less austere with more fruit. Lovely medium red with long legs. Nose is initially earthy with mushrooms and leather, almost Burgundian, but then the fruit comes through the middle and speaks of Bordeaux. With some time in the glass, a more floral quality emerges with flinty minerals, some pine and eucalyptus. Well integrated dark fruits - cassis, cherry and overtones of raspberry or strawberry - along with smooth tannins, fresh acid and some cocoa, leather and gravel. Moderately long finish with some tart cherry and citrus notes. Excellent structure and integration. Looking forward to see how the next bottle drinks.

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  • Winevestor Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 23, 2016 - Beautifully aged, dark blue fruit, bright, fine tannins. Drank at family get together which always helps the enjoyment.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/6/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Very dark red violet color with slight bricking; appealing, tart currant, green olive, cedar nose; plush, tart currant, green olive palate with sweet tannins; ready now; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/25/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Group's #6 (my #8) – 32 pts; 0, 0, 0, 1 – Bricking medium red violet color with clear meniscus; deep green pepper and herbaceous nose; tasty, tart red fruit, still a little tight and arch, with good acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/28/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Rich coffee, leather nose; very tasty, coffee, leather, cassis palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/22/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Big coffee and cassis nose; rich, coffee, cassis palate with structure; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    9/25/2003 (link)

    (Cos d'Estournel) Tight....tight . . . . tight. Great nose of chestnuts, mint, blackberries, black cherries, cassis, cedar and minerals. Just a deep, foresty St. Estephe nose. Concentrated and super-ripe with sweet fruit, pretty firm tannins, and a long very nicely delineated finish. Excellent quality but still an infant. Would nice to check in again in 7 years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 000001979701, 087000353176

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 140 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5,777 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,812 (23%)

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