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2000 Château Cos d'Estournel

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$3,294.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
2 cases of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2018-2035


"Absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. This goes on and on on the palate. The essence of class and refinement. Relatively good value, considering the superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. Best after 2010." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2003)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2010


"Hits you instantly with loads of spice-curry, cinnamon and cardamom. It's full-bodied, rich and refreshing, and persistent on the palate with spice and cherry. A real beauty." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/28/2014)

Rating: 95


"The 2000 Cos d’Estournel, which never quite grabbed me from barrel, is maturing nicely in bottle. As it approaches two decades, it continues to offer an intense, almost ambitious bouquet with blackberry, hints of dark chocolate, tobacco and scorched earth. Both vigor and delineation is present here. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full-bodied these days, very well balanced if not possessing the poise and precision of the 2001. It fans out with confidence towards the finish that is lithe, yet provides sufficient grip and persistence to suggest it will give another two decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the Cos d’Estournel vertical in London." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 10/01/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2045


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