2000 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

SKU #1048236 97 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color with a touch of brick and sporting a lot of tertiary evolution on the nose. It leaps from the glass with opulent sandalwood, Chinese five spice, cigar box and leather scents over a core of prunes, baked cherries, dried mulberries and eucalyptus plus a touch of potpourri. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with fragrant fruitcake and exotic spice layers, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and a refreshing line, finishing with an exhilarating menthol lift. (LPB) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Drinking at point today, the 2000 Château Cos D'Estournel offers a beautifully complex, mature profile of darker fruits, leafy tobacco, cedarwood, and plenty of earthy, spicy nuances. It’s medium-bodied, elegant, and layered on the palate, with fine, integrated tannins. I love it today, but it will no doubt evolve gracefully over the coming 15-20 years. The blend of the 2000 is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Inner quote mark (10/2023)

94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark No tasting note given. Inner quote mark (12/2003)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark For a Saint-Estèphe this is surprisingly supple at this stage. The density is all in the exotic fruit, while the tannins are more of a background. That suggests this is a wine that will develop relatively fast, but it is going to give great pleasure along the way. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2003)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A big, rich St-Estèphe that’s full of pleasure. It’s perhaps a little bit more evolved than I might have expected, displaying gently burnished notes of autumnal fruits. Open and ready to drink, the tannins are still solid but they are certainly caressing. Overall this is very good quality and well structured, displaying graphite and liquorice against the softness of the fruit. Harvest was 22 September to 9 October and 65% was used for grand vin production. Matured in 80% new oak. (JA) Inner quote mark (7/2018)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Shows age now with aromas of tobacco, plums and smoked meat. Licorice too. Full-bodied, round and soft with plenty of attractive tertiary character. Inner quote mark (10/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This is showing noticeable maturity, with dark plum and currant fruit flavors now well-ingrained with singed cedar, tobacco and bay notes, but the structure remains remarkably polished, with a caressing feel through the finish, where a hint of warm pebbles peeks through. *Collectible, #2 of Top 100 Wines of 2003* (JM) Inner quote mark (6/2016)


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