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2005 Cos d'Estournel

ITEM 8224682 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
tstell459 2 $230 $460
5 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8224682 2 $230 May 15, 2022
I8215487 1 $230 May 8, 2022
I8205172 1 $230 May 1, 2022
I8196374 1 $230 Apr 24, 2022
I8177958 4 $230 Apr 17, 2022
I8097308 1 $230 Jan 23, 2022
I8025474 2 $231 Dec 12, 2021
I8006242 3 $230 Nov 21, 2021
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RATINGS

99James Suckling

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.

98Wine Spectator

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 finish of fruit and spices.

97Robert M. Parker Jr.

...dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and blackcurrant fruit, some floral notes, spice and a touch of oak in a full-bodied, layered, impressive multi-dimensional style.. ...tannins are surprisingly sweet and well-integrated...

96Stephen Tanzer

Knockout nose combines currant, plum, minerals, licorice and graphite. Wonderfully sweet, rich and deep.

18.5Jancis Robinson

...Intense and brooding – La Mission-like minerals and concentration on the nose and then very dense and plush and flattering...

#28 of 2008Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Cos d'Estournel

Chateau Cos d’Estournel is a Second Growth Bordeaux according to the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Located in St.-Estephe, the chateau includes 160 acres of vineyards planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Founded in the 18th century by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, the chateau’s wines were so admired in the 19th century that they were in demand all over the world. The chateau was bought and sold many times during the late 19th and 20th centuries, and in 2000 it was acquired by Michel Reybier, under whose direction the chateau has continued its climb to excellence. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that Cos d’Estournel “has been particularly successful in difficult vintages” and “remains impeccably managed.” Some 200,000 bottles of the signature Cos d’Estournel are produced each year.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.