Cos d'Estournel 2005

Product Details

Vintage
2005
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Estephe

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 3 cs £1,540.00 £1,700.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
98

The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a little closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wafts of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5-6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!!
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Nov 2018

Neal Martin
96

The Château Cos d’Estournel 2005 has a more opulent and riper bouquet compared to the Montrose ’05 with blackberry, Morello cherries, dried orange peel and then with further aeration, sage and leather notes combining beautifully together. This is quintessential Cos d’Estournel, one that has meliorated in the last couple of years.. The palate is full-bodied with very fine tannin, a little easier-going than Montrose but that detracts nothing from the freshness and energy in this Saint Estèphe. You could argue it has a mote more precision than Montrose but there are just two sides of a very shiny coin.

– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015

Michael Schuster
94

Dark, youthful red; intense, cassis-ripe cabernet nose; rich, concentrated, vital and firmly tannic long term wine; intense, sweetly ripe fruit, close grained, complex, vividly attractive, vital, juicy and very seductive in its firmly tannic style; lovely fruit and aroma length on the finish. Splendid, grand scale, long term Cos. 2025- 50+

Wine Lister
970

Quality 973 | Brand 996 | Economics 916 |
Quality: Predicted life of 22 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2005 vintage, which averages 14 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 48 of the world's top wine lists, including De Librije Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 3,203 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 137,727 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017