2000 Cos D’Estournel
St. Estephe Bordeaux
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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 on the palate. The essence of class and refinement. Relatively good value, considering the superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. Best after 2010. 20,830 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator 96 pts.
Showing some lightening at the edges as well as some amber, this is the least impressive of the greatest vintages for Cos d’Estournel between 2000 and 2009. It is an outstanding wine, but it is closer to maturity and lacking the concentration, texture, and overall compelling aromatics of more recent vintages. The wine displays roasted herbs intermixed with licorice, incense, black cherry, and black currant fruit. Medium-bodied, rather than full, elegant, with some spicy tannins and a nice sweet finish, compared to the other top classified growths, this wine is on a much faster evolutionary track and can be drunk now and over the next 15 or more years.
Robert Parker 91
aturated medium ruby. Smoky aromas of black fruits, licorice, minerals, lead pencil, pepper and menthol. Voluminous and silky, with considerable flesh over a firm backbone. This has terrific sweetness and lift. Finishes very long, with aristocratic tannins that spread out to coat the entire palate. The index of polyphenols was the highest since 1989, said Prats, adding that although the merlot was plenty ripe, cabernet at equal ripeness is more elegant and classy. -- Stephen Tanzer Vinous 90-93