Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.332 ratings
9.36 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
Mike Steffel

This 2012 is wonderful right now.

This 2012 is wonderful right now.

Oct 24th, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.9

Magnificat Juvé & Camps

Magnificat Juvé & Camps

Nov 3rd, 2016
MJ Tsay

blk cherry forest floor and great length and structure...very well made

blk cherry forest floor and great length and structure...very well made

Nov 27th, 2015
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.2

Probably one of the better Bordeaux 2012 I tasted to date. I still think that this vintage was not priced correctly and should have been priced more like the 2008 vintage#.
Cos is known for its power and this one is no different, with a deep dark purple color, an expressive nose of vanilla, smoked cedar wood, black berries, coffee, and chocolate, a full body that is still very tight, firm tannins that need time, lots of time and a long dry finish. A crime to drink now;-) my score 92, drink 2018-2031

Probably one of the better Bordeaux 2012 I tasted to date. I still think that this vintage was not priced correctly and should have been priced more like the 2008 vintage#.
Cos is known for its power and this one is no different, with a deep dark purple color, an expressive nose of vanilla, smoked cedar wood, black berries, coffee, and chocolate, a full body that is still very tight, firm tannins that need time, lots of time and a long dry finish. A crime to drink now;-) my score 92, drink 2018-2031

Sep 21st, 2015
Andrew McIntyre

Decant of 6 hours but this still needed time in the glass to slowly evolve. At the start saline and soy sauce that gave way to dark fruits. At 10 years old this is still a baby that will develop but already so much to enjoy.

Decant of 6 hours but this still needed time in the glass to slowly evolve. At the start saline and soy sauce that gave way to dark fruits. At 10 years old this is still a baby that will develop but already so much to enjoy.

Jan 1st, 2023
Tom Garland

2 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). An Irresistible dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: black fruit, cassis, cedar, smoke, cigar, vanilla. Taste: A smooth, creamy, refined wine with black cherry, tobacco, that COS spice, graphite, little plum, gravel, and a mineral cedar medium plus dry moderate tannic kick finish....give it just a few more years...has potential.

2 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). An Irresistible dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: black fruit, cassis, cedar, smoke, cigar, vanilla. Taste: A smooth, creamy, refined wine with black cherry, tobacco, that COS spice, graphite, little plum, gravel, and a mineral cedar medium plus dry moderate tannic kick finish....give it just a few more years...has potential.

Mar 7th, 2022
Amit Srivastava

While we didn’t get much decanting , this wine opened up nicely . v smooth ! Berries berries ..

While we didn’t get much decanting , this wine opened up nicely . v smooth ! Berries berries ..

May 2nd, 2021
Edgar Martin

A bit tight and closed in first sips, needs at least one hour to breath. Powerful and concentrated nose, strong mouthfeel with still young and sharp tannins, but a some finesse on the finish also.

A bit tight and closed in first sips, needs at least one hour to breath. Powerful and concentrated nose, strong mouthfeel with still young and sharp tannins, but a some finesse on the finish also.

Mar 12th, 2021
Scott Soren

Wind swept olive orchard permeates the nose. Black fruit and olive tapenade drive the palate with some underlying earth tones. At 8 years old , it’s starting to show its colors. Medium acidity with a hint of tannins.

Wind swept olive orchard permeates the nose. Black fruit and olive tapenade drive the palate with some underlying earth tones. At 8 years old , it’s starting to show its colors. Medium acidity with a hint of tannins.

Apr 14th, 2020
Scott Soren

Always rockstar

Always rockstar

Oct 7th, 2018