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2002 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 »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2026 IWC: 2010-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author DA HOME
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Tasted On 09/16/2011
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 90.385%
Tasted On 09/10/2011

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Author john33
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 02/05/2011
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/14/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Bought on release. Beautiful evocative nose on opening, deeply colored, heavy in the glass. A lush mouthfeel is driven more by the density and glycerin of the wine, as the fruit is pretty, if just a touch lean (especially when compared to the fruit driven vintages in 2003, 2005, 2009), which gives the wine a nice tension, and interesting complexity from leather, spice and minerality. Very good length. Some excellent values in 2002, keep them around!

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 07/17/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2032

Didn't really enjoy the wine, no description provided.

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Author Betsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/06/2009

The nose explodes from the decanter with floral notes, cassis, stone and black fruit. The color is garnet with hints of a more mature rust. Pallate was very tight upon first tasting, but after an hour, she softened up and revealed her true lush personality. It was clear that it was still early in the bottle cycle of this wine and I look forward to tasting the other bottles in the years to come.

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