Cos d'Estournel 2003

Cult Wines Price: £1,675.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Cos d'Estournel, 2003

Tasting Notes Cos d'Estournel 2003

98

The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006
97

What a nose here with incredible flowers and currants, with hints of forest fruits and dried fruits too. A very complex nose. A massive palate with huge tannins, a real blockbuster style. Loads of complexity, and this is just a baby. Still needs eight or nine years.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, March 14th 2011
96

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's "10-Year On" tasting in London. The Cos d'Estournel 2003 has a more flamboyant, sumptuous bouquet compared to the Montrose with luscious redcurrant, raspberry, vanilla and graphite scents that soar from the glass. The palate is full-bodied, but I feel that it has lost weight in recent years as it sheds its puppy fat. This is a very focused Saint Estephe, very composed with fine definition and minerality towards the long finish. At the moment it stands side by side with the Montrose, but both remain true to their style. Tasted March 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Cos d'Estournel Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cos d'Estournel 2018 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,510.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2017 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,132.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,606.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £900.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2015 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,310.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2014 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £970.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2013 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £934.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,040.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2011 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £930.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2010 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,780.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,400.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,250.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2008 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,065.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2007 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £982.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,036.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2005 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,700.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2004 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £950.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2003 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,675.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2002 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,114.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2001 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,220.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,580.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1999 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,152.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1998 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,208.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1997 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,044.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,535.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1995 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,650.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,030.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1989 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,550.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,605.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £3,144.00 12x75cl