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2000 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one... More »

Score
93
JR 17.5+
IWC 90
WA 92
WS 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2024 WA: 2010-2022 WS: 2010+
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($90-$110) Full ruby-red. Cassis, minerals, cedar and a floral note on the nose, along with an herbal currant leaf component. Juicy and tight; hints at the power of the vintage but misses out on the sweetness and pliancy of the best examples. Offers a reasonably seamless texture but the firmly tannic finish seems a bit herbaceous following the 2001.

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JR 17.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2015-2032

Dark crimson. Surprisingly low-key nose. Actually, it is almost Lafite like in its low-key raciness. Not at all the dense mode of Cos. Dry finish but not too concentrated. Very appetising and quite racy and ethereal. Interesting. Obviously here for the long term even if not with enormous ripeness and mass.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 146
Drink Dates 2010-2022

This wine puts on weight and grows in stature every time I go back to it. In fact, from the bottle it was better than ever. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel suffers only in comparison with its successor, the 2001. Deep bluish purple in color with a reticent but emerging bouquet of cedar, licorice, blueberry, cassis, vanilla, and lead pencil shavings, this medium-bodied, slightly sinewy Cos d'Estournel has relatively high tannin, an excellent mid-palate, and a persistent finish. Purity and classicism are hallmarks of this top-flight wine.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. This goes on and on on the palate. The essence of class and refinement. Relatively good value, considering the superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. 20,830 cases made.

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Author whiskyguy
Trade
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/29/2014

Young, but delicious. Dark berry fruit, earth - loam - graphite and grippy tannin. Still needs some time before this peaks

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.248%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Early

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.383%
Tasted On 04/06/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Elegant, soft red fruit. Still a little closed.

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Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.397%
Tasted On 03/16/2013
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Author Sunho C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 50%
Tasted On 09/30/2011
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Author riffmaker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.02%
Tasted On 08/29/2010
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.489%
Tasted On 07/01/2010

Nice floral and spice notes. Pleasant flavors, but may have been hurt a bit by a bad food pairing (the lemon spaetzle didn't work at all well...)

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Author Brown Steven
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.261%
Tasted On 06/28/2010

1 x 12 (wood)

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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.982%
Tasted On 06/23/2010
Drink Dates 2013-2023

Pleasing nose with cassis and leather, well structured with good acidity and a good dose of fruit slightly over influenced by the tannins. An array of complex nuances that swirl around on the palate but leads into a dry finish overpowered by its tannins and acidity. May improve with a few more years.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author clover
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/12/2009
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Author Vinner
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/21/2009
Drink Dates 2010+

Had a 375ML at Masa's in San Francisco last night. Decanted for about an hour before I tried it. Was a bit tight at first but opened up well. Could still use a couple years in the bottle but it was fantastic nonetheless.

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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.549%
Tasted On 12/24/2008

Earthy and old-world style. Very complex and somewhat backward. A Classic!

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Author davinci68
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 76.19%
Tasted On 10/14/2008
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Author metlaw
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.07%
Tasted On 12/01/1980
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