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2005 Cos d'Estournel

ITEM 8554308 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8661443 1 $235 Jan 22, 2023
I8649498 4 $235 Jan 15, 2023
I8636950 1 $235 Jan 8, 2023
I8634423 5 $210 Jan 8, 2023
I8588798 2 $220 Dec 18, 2022
I8509922 1 $240 Nov 6, 2022
I8509922 1 $230 Nov 6, 2022
I8413493 1 $230 Sep 4, 2022
I8413423 1 $230 Sep 4, 2022
I8376330 1 $235 Aug 14, 2022
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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.