2001 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe

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  • liber Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 21, 2017 - 2nd of 12, pnp, perfect cork and level, big mistake not to decant, as the wine harder and dumber than Feb bottle, all the attributes for a fine and perhaps very fine bottle, but currently low on pleasure, don't touch for 2 years. A tentative F (17.5).

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  • Goldstone commented:

    8/22/17, 8:01 AM - Dude, decant for at least an hour and you will encounter a much better wine. In my view, it is insanely good from both a value and an absolute quality point of view. It is up there with the 1996, I think (2000 needs 20 more years to re-visit). As always, JHMO. Mike

  • liber commented:

    8/22/17, 10:28 AM - Goldstone - Glad you agree. i'll stear clear of my 2000 pro tem based on your comment. My '96 had turned the corner, but still early days. '90, '89, '86 and '82 are a joy, but can't see the '01 quite matching their grace (even '86), just a hint of excess extraction relative to inherent matiere. Best, Liber

  • djhammond commented:

    8/22/17, 11:38 AM - Tasted a couple of months ago and fully agree. It is one of the few 2001s that needs another year or two in the bottle.

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