Red

2005 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 244

  • nynrgtrader@gmail.com Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 26, 2020 - Huge Cabernet with deep, rich ruby color. Floral hints on nose with rich red and black fruits. Powerful notes of cassis, red and black plum, strawberry and blackcurrant palate.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • WineGirlOne wrote: 92 points

    October 10, 2020 - Opened up nicely after about an hour decanted. Still shows primary fruit but developing nice secondary aromas - leather, dried tobacco and cocoa. Have 3 more bottles that will drink over the next 10 years.

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

    October 4, 2020 - WOTN for me
    needed a 2 hour decant before the rough edges turned into an ethereal drinking experience
    fantastic nose then dark berries then french earth that integrated and evolved over the next 2 hours
    of course years of life left

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • soyhead wrote:

    September 4, 2020 - nose- brambleberry, toast, brown sugar
    mouth - complex, lively and exciting bitter red and dark fruits secondarily ripe flavors of dates, and coffee. lots of fruit power here, and while it drinks well now, it has years and years to go. tasted against the 05 montrose and this wine was less evolved. Hold.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • BBinSC wrote: 96 points

    August 1, 2020 - 95-97: from magnum

    When I initially saw the magnum, I winced. I was afraid this wine would be too fresh and impenetrable. Imagine my surprise at the first swirl and a rush of tobacco and kirsch met me. Palate was velvety, like a sweet tobacco leaf. Finish went on for ages. The tannins were surprisingly in check. Clearly the vintage helped, but I'd also say Cos refined their style from the 90s, producing a fantastic experience that truly challenges all comers in Bordeaux. Magnificent.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar No. 10 & Misc New Releases, 6/2/2020 (link)

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Vinous

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

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Decanter

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

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

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

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

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    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)

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  • 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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  • 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 000001979701, 000004209652, 086454010123, 087000347649, 3339010511013, 3339010811014, 338870511013, 3450301060826, 400009765489, 636659007758, 639737586480

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 774 (3%)
  • In Cellars 21,264 (81%)
  • Consumed 4,270 (16%)

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Community Recommendations

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

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