2004 Château Cos d'Estournel

Community Tasting Note


92 Points

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Bramble Dinner (Oak Avenue, Singapore): It cannot be easy being sandwich between two phenomenal vintages, but I must say that this was a good wine in is own right and probably more a classic Cos than the 2003 or 2005. Still very young - too young to drink actually, even with a splashy decanting. Nose showed oak from the outset, surprisingly even more so than the Aussie Bordeaux Blend (the Parker Terra Rossa First Growth 1998) that we had just before. A few swirls and savoury stewed meat emerged, along with cassis, plums and green peppers. The palate attacked with wine leaf, ripe wine stems, more cassis and a meaty tone, along with the finest grained tannins, almost powdery, but still firm. Nice balance, and long, lingering, woody finish. This needs a lot more time yet. Even so, lovely with the lamb confit, as would be expected.

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