Red

2005 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2016 - 2037 (Edit)
CT95.2 250 reviews
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
N.V.
N.V.
N.V.
N.V.
1 of 25

Community Tasting Notes 196

  • maxima wrote: 93 points

    April 17, 2019 - Tout simplement divin ce claret.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Schiffy Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 15, 2019 - Seamless, perfectly balanced wine with dark blackberry fruit and notes of leather, forest floor and cassis. Absolutely needs a two hour decant to enjoy all its secondary flavors. Drinking very well right now and could get even better.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 99 points

    April 15, 2019 - a perfect bottle in almost every way
    a special experience when every sip changes and evolves in magical ways
    still has tannins for the long haul but beautifully integrated this evening with fruit dancing and darting between sips
    a magical night at Entente

    8 people found this helpful Comment
  • steinersing wrote: 95 points

    April 7, 2019 - Drinking these from half bottle now - 2 hours decant helps. Wines are now quite accessible in this format and it has a great pencil shavings nose, length, blackcurrant. of course this is early in its evolution but nothing wrong enjoying these now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Kevnzworld wrote: 95 points

    April 2, 2019 - Purchased and consumed locally in Paris.
    After reading prior notes I decided on a three hour decant.
    This is great. It has a good balance of fruit and tannin. Omg, oregano, jammy dark berry, and tobacco. A good finish with a little of that pencil lead minerality. Will wait 3 years to open another bottle, but this drinks well now with decant.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 196 More notes

Pro Reviews 21

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

Vinous

  • 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)

    (Chateau Cos d’Estournel) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

Vinous

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vintage Tastings

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

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

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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 782 (3%)
  • In Cellars 20,039 (83%)
  • Consumed 3,303 (14%)

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

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  81 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close