Red

2003 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2012 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 346

  • SlimShaney Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 27, 2019 - Great rich lead pencil but also a little dirty and rather bitter. Overshadowed by a Quilceda Creek cabernet before this.

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  • scyrene Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 6, 2019 - Woodwinters Edinburgh Fine Wine Bash (Woodwinters Edinburgh): Deep garnet. Powerful nose: fruity and meaty, a touch of mushroom. Quite sweet, light taste. Medium tannin. A bit of caramel. Fine, but rather dilute. [13.5% abv; Woodwinters, £195].

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DCHawkeye Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 10, 2019 - Decanted probably 2 hours before dinner with friends; drank alongside the '03 Montrose with a delicious roast leg of lamb. Both bottles were singing, with the Montrose perhaps a bit more classic Bordeaux and the Cos the slightly more flamboyant. Both were outstanding, with no sense of heat or jamminess in this incredibly hot vintage where the northernmost left-bank Bordeaux absolutely excelled. Tonight I thought the Montrose just maybe an eyelash ahead. Tomorrow I may change my mind. But I would never refuse either of these.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    November 7, 2019 - Tight on the nose, though ripe and supple - but this shines on the palate with ripe, crystalline, exuberant, slightly exotic fruit. Certainly one of the more flattering depictions of 2003. Not my favorite style for Cos, but an honest and informative representation of the year - and that’s worth something. 94-95

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  • Collector1855 wrote: 95 points

    October 23, 2019 - Tasted blind. Very nice showing, clearly identifyable as Medoc, Good ripeness and structure. Stayed well withing the boundaries of classic proportions despite the hot year. Good balance. Nice to see the 2003 St.Estephes blossoming fully today.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/21/2013 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Cos d'Estournel Vertical, 1/16/2011

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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 000004209652, 0400005959349, 086454010123, 087000337695, 3277035053135, 3339011133016, 3419466144017, 400009765489, 802236001918

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 463 (2%)
  • In Cellars 13,973 (75%)
  • Consumed 4,155 (22%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

1 Fl. für ES, 5 Fl. nach Zug, foie gras, Steamed lobster tail with grilled filet mignon

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99% Like It  122 votes

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