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2000 Cos d'Estournel

ITEM 8461867 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
eriwr 1 $200 $200
jito72 1 $200 $200
renec 1 $200 $200
3 $200
Item Sold Amount Date
I8514849 1 $200 Nov 6, 2022
I8513960 1 $200 Nov 6, 2022
I8496276 3 $200 Oct 23, 2022
I8486598 6 $200 Oct 16, 2022
I8478196 2 $200 Oct 9, 2022
I8461867 3 $200 Oct 2, 2022
I8431741 2 $210 Sep 11, 2022
I8409794 1 $210 Aug 28, 2022
I8399162 1 $210 Aug 21, 2022
I8387482 1 $210 Aug 14, 2022
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96Wine Spectator

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. The essence of class and refinement.

94Wine Enthusiast

... 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.

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...roasted herbs intermixed with licorice, incense, black cherry, and black currant fruit. Medium-bodied, rather than full, elegant, with some spicy tannins..

90Stephen Tanzer

...Juicy and tight; hints at the power of the vintage...

17.5Jancis Robinson

Very appetising and quite racy and ethereal. Interesting.

#2 of 2003Wine Spectator Top 100


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.


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.