2004 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe
(Collectibles) Loads of currant and blackberry, with hints of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Round and generous for the vintage. Best after 2011.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A beautiful example of the vintage, proprietor Michel Reybier and his top-notch winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats, have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length, it should be at its finest between 2009 and 2020+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, plum, licorice and coconutty oak. Round, suave and ripe, with lovely depth of flavor and a pliant, full texture for the year...it's lively and fresh, and finishes ripely tannic and long.
More Cabernet than usual; even more than 2003. Mocha aromas mixed with smoke and spice. Cola nuances also. Great structure and power. Very long-tons of everything. One of the best of 2004.