Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

9.3107 ratings on Delectable
$199

The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d'Estournel is a candidate for 'wine of the vintage...'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... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

PBFW 2016 Mentor Dinner. Double Mag

PBFW 2016 Mentor Dinner. Double Mag

9.3

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

The biggest and most full bodied wine of the evening was the Cos d'Estournel. From the hot 2003 vintage this also made it the youngest red of the evening. Big, irony, camp fire embers, black currants and cassis, toasty and well integrated oak buffer the wine. Time has peeled back some of that concentration revealing the heat that stuck out to me as the one big thing out of place. In the context of the vintage this might be OK but it turned me off. Good, but disappointing especially considering how critics went out of their way to speak of its lack of signs of heat.

The biggest and most full bodied wine of the evening was the Cos d'Estournel. From the hot 2003 vintage this also made it the youngest red of the evening. Big, irony, camp fire embers, black currants and cassis, toasty and well integrated oak buffer the wine. Time has peeled back some of that concentration revealing the heat that stuck out to me as the one big thing out of place. In the context of the vintage this might be OK but it turned me off. Good, but disappointing especially considering how critics went out of their way to speak of its lack of signs of heat.

8.9

Mike Smith Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

2003 is a great vintage. Time will prove it

2003 is a great vintage. Time will prove it

9.8

Craig Haserot Delectable Pro

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

Wow this is good. In a great space now and for a while.

Wow this is good. In a great space now and for a while.

9.4