Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.38 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
George Chen

Gents, Ladies...this is great example of bottle variance. Shitty label belie a neck fill and evenly moist cork from a Durand. Sweet lush core from the beginning and tight structure throughout (not a lot of swirling) and drank phenomenally for 1.5 hours. Hugely unusual for a heavily Cab based St Estephe...fabulous! Why I love wine! Read my past reviews! Crazy

Gents, Ladies...this is great example of bottle variance. Shitty label belie a neck fill and evenly moist cork from a Durand. Sweet lush core from the beginning and tight structure throughout (not a lot of swirling) and drank phenomenally for 1.5 hours. Hugely unusual for a heavily Cab based St Estephe...fabulous! Why I love wine! Read my past reviews! Crazy

Jul 19th, 2019
Joey Letchinger

Epic juice! Producer over vintage every time.

Epic juice! Producer over vintage every time.

Jun 24th, 2017
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.6

Getting tired.

Getting tired.

Apr 16th, 2013
Inseon Hwang

Amazingly fresh and fruity for a 50 year old bottle. Organic earth, gravel and minerals to finish.

Amazingly fresh and fruity for a 50 year old bottle. Organic earth, gravel and minerals to finish.

Aug 15th, 2022
Daniel M

I was not supposed to open it tonight but the cork fell in the bottle while I was reorganizing my wine cellar and manipulating bottles. Mixed feelings here: disappointed and sad to open a 51 year old bottle but excited to taste.
The nose shows mostly tertiary aromas first with wet forest soil, mushrooms, then some secondary like smoke, mocha, cocoa. There is not much fruit left.
The palate is still very well made yet clearly past its prime. A strong acid backbone that makes it very long, some silky notes all around and a tiny touch of black currant, adding a touch of tanginess, there are still some tannins in the rear, leaving a layer of dust before a long tangy finish with black currant and a cocoa note. It's probably way past its peak, but it's still alive and I feel privileged to be able to drink this tonight. 90 for the experience and what this wine represents.

I was not supposed to open it tonight but the cork fell in the bottle while I was reorganizing my wine cellar and manipulating bottles. Mixed feelings here: disappointed and sad to open a 51 year old bottle but excited to taste.
The nose shows mostly tertiary aromas first with wet forest soil, mushrooms, then some secondary like smoke, mocha, cocoa. There is not much fruit left.
The palate is still very well made yet clearly past its prime. A strong acid backbone that makes it very long, some silky notes all around and a tiny touch of black currant, adding a touch of tanginess, there are still some tannins in the rear, leaving a layer of dust before a long tangy finish with black currant and a cocoa note. It's probably way past its peak, but it's still alive and I feel privileged to be able to drink this tonight. 90 for the experience and what this wine represents.

Apr 17th, 2022
Rodolphe Clérac

Still fantastic even if this is certainly not a great year!

Still fantastic even if this is certainly not a great year!

Nov 17th, 2019
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.5

Antoine had this 9 years ago

Antoine had this 9 years ago

Nov 19th, 2013
Mark Gunning

Mark had this 8 years ago

Mark had this 8 years ago

Aug 3rd, 2014