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2005 Chateau Cos D Estournel 750mL

Sku 024545
  • Appellation Saint Estephe
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Cos D'estournel
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 2005
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$299.99
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  1. 98 Wine Spectator Notes

    Black in color, with aromas of orange peel, new leather, currant, berry and Christmas pudding. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a long, long finish of fruit and spices. The cashmere texture is all there. 2003 plus 2000 equals 2005. Best after 2015.

  2. 98 Wine Advocate Notes

    While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos dEstournel will eclipse the compelling 2003 Cos, it is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estephe is exceptionally powerful, pure, and dense with a layered mid-palate that builds like a skyscraper. While there are massive tannins, they are remarkably velvety and well-integrated in this big, backstrapping effort that should enjoy an unusually long life. Forget it for 8-10 years, and drink it between 2017-2040.

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