Cos d'Estournel 2005

Cult Wines Price: £1,700.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Cos d'Estournel, 2005

Tasting Notes Cos d'Estournel 2005

98

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.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
94

Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a very deep, broody nose with immense concentration but it is tightly wound. Blackberry, boysenberry, minerals with a touch of rose petals – it is certainly less opulent than last year. The palate has immense concentration, powerful black fruit, perfect acidity, great sense of symmetry and focus. Real poise and controlled power. Builds and builds in the glass. Slight meatiness on the finish that just takes its foot off the accelerator. A majestic Cos d’Estournel, of that there is no doubt. Drink 2018-2030+ Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

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