Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru 2005

Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru 2005


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Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 27%, Petit Verdot 2%, Cabernet Franc 1%
rot, trocken
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2060
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97–100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 99/100
Parker: 98/100
Wine Spectator: 98/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Estephe
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru 2005


Lobenberg: Extrem dunkelrot mit schwarzen Reflexen. Die Nase ist berauschend, sie erschlägt einen fast. Eine Duftwolke aus Brombeere, etwas Cassis, schwarze Kirsche, aber auch Rauch und Tabak, schwarze Schokolade. Im Mund besticht zu allererst die Feinheit. Nach der Nase hätte man viel mehr Druck erwartet. Im Mund sind die Tannine ungeheuer präsent, aber superpoliert und geschliffen, ganz weich. Harmonie und Finesse über allem. Schöner langer Abgang. Insgesamt ein toller und sehr harmonischer Cos d'Estournel. Ein wirklich raffinierter Wein. Groß! 97-100


Suckling über: Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru

-- 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. Just starting to open. Changes all the time. Still needs a year or two but gorgeous to drink already. 99/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru

-- Jeb Dunnuck: A lesson in genuinely great wine, the 2005 Cos d’Estournel is a monster of a wine that delivers an incredible level of opulence and decadence while staying weightless and elegant on the palate, with no sensation of heaviness. This is what truly great wine is all about. Based on 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the final 4% Cabernet Franc, this dense ruby/plum-hued Saint-Estèphe offers up a monster bouquet of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, licorice, toasted bread, classy oak, and cedar pencil. While it starts out reserved and almost understated, this is a wine that blossoms with air (I drank this bottle over two days, showing best on day two). Full-bodied, powerful, and decadent on the palate, with moderate acidity, it has a wealth of silky tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It reminds me of the 2009, if not an improved 1982, or even a slightly fresher 2003. Regardless, it’s a thrilling wine in every sense, and I fear with the focus on acidity and freshness in today's wine world, we might not see this style of great wine for some time. 99/100


Parker über: Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru

-- Parker: While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos d'Estournel will eclipse the compelling 2003 Cos, it is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estephe is exceptionally powerful, pure, and dense with a layered mid-palate that builds like a skyscraper. While there are massive tannins, they are remarkably velvety and well-integrated in this big, backstrapping effort that should enjoy an unusually long life. Forget it for 8-10 years, and drink it between 2017-2040. 98/100


Wine Spectator über: Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru

-- Wine 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, long finish of fruit and spices. The cashmere texture is all there. 2003 plus 2000 equals 2005. 98/100

Mein Winzer

Cos d’Estournel

Bruno Prats, der frühere Besitzer von Cos d’Estournel, gehört zu den Avantgardisten der modernen Weinbautechnologie. Unter seinem Sohn Jean Guillaume hat sich das an einen Investor verkaufte Gut bis 2012 an die Spitze des Bordeaux vorgearbeitet.

Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2eme Cru 2005