Red

2005 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 227

  • WineGuyFL wrote: 92 points

    March 14, 2020 - The last bottle was spectacular. This one was not. It was a little closed and one-dimensional. I noticed another tasting note that expressed similar themes. Open for about 45 minutes followed by a 2 hour decant. Did not improve over the evening after the first sips.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fatboi Likes this wine:

    March 8, 2020 - just Jamming... young but so enjoyable.. will get better with time but so fun. dark ruby red

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 29, 2020 - Drank this last night in a vertical including '96,'00,'01, and '05. They were all good but my favorite was the '05. Amazing to me how similar the flavor profiles were with the younger wines having more fruit and the older bottles more secondary flavors of graphite and earth.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ptwu Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 30, 2020 - Drank from magnum bought en primeur. Decanted for two hours. Fantastic and opened up over the dinner. Tannins very mellow.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 95 points

    January 19, 2020 - Beautiful bouquet with dark and red berries, oak, cedar, smoke and tobacco. Same impressions on the palate, friendly acidity and tannin as well as a pleasant touch of sweetness. Presents itself more ready than expected, but is really a feast already.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Fairest of Them All: Cos d’Estournel 1928 – 2015 (Oct 2018), 10/1/2018 (link)

    (Cos D'estournel Cos D'estournel Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    JA Cos d'Estournel Vertical, 7/1/2018 (link)

    (Château Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    3/16/2018 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2005 Bordeaux with Tanzer & Galloni (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/29/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/20/2013 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

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

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  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/31/2008 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/13/2006 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/6/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Very dark red violet color; cedar, tart currant, light herb, marjoram, coffee nose; plush, tart currant, coffee, marjoram, tart black currant palate with firm tannins; needs 6-plus years yet; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) (18-18.5+) points

    (Chateau Cos d'Estournel St Estèphe) This is a real contrast to Calon, with a pure, ethereal and complex perfume of fruit and flowers on the nose, overlaid with grainy, honeyed oak, and just a few elements of charcoal. The palate is very polished at first, but then reveals a slightly coarser element with a huge core of tannins. Lovely flavour of fruit though. Lots of structure, lovely fresh acidity, and no doubt great potential for the future. An excellent result but it needs 10-15 years.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Top 2 Wines From The Book, Episode #514, 8/6/2008 (link) 98+ points

    (Chateau Cos d'Estournel) COLOR-dark; NOSE-some black cherry, leather & Asian spice, but quite tight right now; TASTE-great complexity; bright cherries are coming through; the polish is intense; I still taste the lingering finish on this classic Bordeaux; the back-end tannins completely convince me that this wine has the potential age for 50+ years; an amazing freshness; as this wine develops, I'm looking forward to the 2nd tier flavors on the mid-palate; dark fruits dominate this wine (black cherries & black fruit); the finish is staggeringly long; this is textbook & classic Bordeaux; great effort; GV-98+

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/13/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Black red violet color; incense and sandalwood nose; tasty, sexy, espresso, toasty, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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, 086454010123, 087000347649, 3339010511013, 3339010811014, 338870511013, 3450301060826, 400009765489, 636659007758, 639737586480

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 792 (3%)
  • In Cellars 20,670 (81%)
  • Consumed 3,910 (15%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

entrecote w/ sauce, grilled steak w/ sauce, lamb w/ rosemary, rack of lamb w/ herbs, roast beef w/ mushrooms, steak bordelaise

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