Château Cos d'Estournel
2005
2e grand cru classé
St-Estèphe - 75 Cl

€261,27*
    COUNTRY : France
    REGION: Bordeaux
    APPELLATION : St-Estèphe
    PRODUCER : Château Cos d'Estournel
    COLOUR : Red
    VINTAGE : 2005
    SIZE : 75 Cl

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos d’Estournel 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.

Only available per multiple of 6 bottles
Owc upon request and according to availabilities

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