Château Cos D'estournel Rouge 2005 (12 Btls OWC)
$20400 / Case
Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Petit Verdot
It is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. 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."
"The purity of fruit to this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98pts
- James Suckling 99 pts
- Wine Spectator 98pts
- Wine Enthusiast 97 pts