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2005 Château Cos d'Estournel

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival date is May 2018; ex-château; recent library release help

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$259.00 per Bottle


11 Bottles




"The purity of fruit to this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time. Still needs a year or two but gorgeous to drink already." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 11/18/2015)

Rating: 99

"Black in color, with aromas of orange peel, new leather, currant, berry and Christmas pudding. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a long, long finish of fruit and spices. The cashmere texture is all there. 2003 plus 2000 equals 2005. Best after 2015. 25,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2015

"I have been fortunate to taste the 2005 Cos d'Estournel three times in recent weeks and it has never been anything less than stunningly beautiful, as it is once again on this night. The interplay of dark, ripe fruit and the more mineral, savory-inflected nuances typical of Saint-Estèphe yield a compelling, wonderfully complete Bordeaux that simply has it all. An exotic mélange of graphite, gravel, smoke, cured meats and dark-fleshed fruits flow through to the explosive finish. Riveting today, the 2005 Cos will continue to thrill those fortunate enough to own it for several decades. Given its price vis-à-vis many of the high-flying wines of the year, the 2005 Cos remains a terrific relative value in its class." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2015)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2015-2040

"Good ruby-red. Knockout nose combines currant, plum, minerals, licorice and graphite. Wonderfully sweet, rich and deep, but with near-perfect balancing acidity to frame the wine's lush fruit. This superb 2005 has it all. Finishes with noble, sweet tannins and palate-saturating persistence. On my most recent visit, Prats told me he considered 2005 to be superior to the 2003, and that the '05 may be 'our best wine ever.'" Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 96

"A very structured Cos d'Estournel whose powerful tannins rather dominate for the moment." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 18

"Tasted blind. Very supple and sweet but without the ingredient X (and freshness) of the Calon-Ségur served immediately before it. Just a bit awkward on the end. But with lovely supple ripe fruit." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2017-2038

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