Red

2000 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 272

  • Steve Fishback wrote: 89 points

    December 25, 2018 - Drank with a hardy roasted beef Christmas dinner and have to agree with cephomer, this wine has the sent of a nice firm Bordeaux, but not the follow through flavors. Pleasant enough to drink but certainly a disappointment from this vintner.

  • cephomer wrote: 89 points

    December 11, 2018 - Decanted briefly at Manhatta at partner dinner last nite. I've had this wine before and found it disappointing. Alas, the same result this time around. I just don't understand the ratings I'm seeing for this wine here on CT.
    A lovely, generous nose, with aromas of leather, black fruits, cassis and pencil shavings. On the palate, medium bodied and tending toward a soft elegance. There's some fruit, the tannins are mostly resolved but I find the wine quite short and just nothing special, lacking in charm or power. I wish the wine tasted as good as the wine smells from the decanter.

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  • jimyeni wrote: 94 points

    December 1, 2018 - Turn of the Century Bordeaux vs. Napa Tasting; 12/1/2018-12/2/2018: Double decant for 3 hours, initially in the glass there was some real funk that threw people off. Luckily that blew off and this showed really well. Initial decant had a lot of pencil shavings and pine tree, needed time to open up. 3rd place out of 6 in an amazing lineup although 3 people (out of 7) chose this as their WOTN. Beautifully mature Cos.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • eags25fla wrote: 93 points

    November 10, 2018 - Reviews say this wine is on a fast-track to maturity but I didn't find that. Fruit is vibrant w/ plum, black currant, cassis, anise and spice. Sweet, well integrated tannins, elegant and polished. An hour in the decanter and could have used another 1 -2 hours and capable for 3+ years of more bottle age. Fantastic

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  • Duncan H Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 27, 2018 - This was served blind against 2000 Leoville Barton and 2000 Gauby Muntada. It beat a perhaps dumb-phased Leoville hands down, but was edged out of first place by the sheer hedonism of the richly-fruited Muntada.

    The Cos took some grappling with - clearly a huge and complex wine, meaty and brooding with no real fruit yet. However, I finished the bottle nine days later and it was singing beautifully. A very fine wine indeed. I'll wait at least another three years before opening one of my remaining two bottles in the hope that its full potential will have emerged by then.

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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.

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  • 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

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The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

    (Ch. Cos d’Estournel; 2nd Growth) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/18/2010 (link)

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

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    2000 Bordeaux, 12/1/2007

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2005 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/11/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Very dark red violet color; lifted, ripe currant, cedar nose; rich, silky textured, cassis, ripe black currant, tobacco palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/6/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Very dark ruby color; appealing, ripe currant, cedar, olive, coffe nose; maturing, tart cherry, ripe currant, olive, cedar palate with good balancing acidity; could use 2-3 more years; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Dark red violet color; tart black fruit, tobacco and mushroom nose; lovely tart plum, cedar, tobacco and mineral palate; medium finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Rich cedar, cassis, oak palate; solid, silky textured, elegant cassis, cedar palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/23/2005 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Olive tapenade nose; tight, tannic, cassis, coffee palate; medium finish 92+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/4/2004 (link)

    (Cos d'Estournel) Cocoa, raspberry liquor and complex mineral tones on the nose. Lush and glyceril with dense, silky primary fruit. Black fruits with a red streak. Pretty elegant and does a little mambo on the palate. Super concentrated but done in a kind of "spoofilated" new-world style. Very different and less traditional than the '95 Cos the other week. I still liked it

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/15/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Dusty, earthy nose; tight, espresso, cherry, cassis, coffee palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/14/2003 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Reticent nose; great structure, blackberry, menthol palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2003 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cos d'Estournel) Dusty, grapey, mushroom and earthy nose; tannic, earthy, cassis, coffee palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • 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, 000004301608, 031259027340, 071570013295, 086454010123, 087000317345, 087000323469, 087000353176, 3554770032428, 400007482852, 400009765489, 616773325433

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 116 (1%)
  • In Cellars 11,882 (77%)
  • Consumed 3,347 (22%)

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Community Recommendations

braised lamb shanks, Cheese, entrecote w/ sauce, lamb loin w/ wine reduction sauce, lamb w/ rosemary, roast beef w/ mushrooms, Served with Zuni chicken and bread salad. A perfect combination!, steak bordelaise

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