Château Cos d'Estournel, 2003

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Château Cos d'Estournel, 2003

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Guillaume Prats Optimum Drinking: 2018-2050 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101905 Fill Level: In neck.
Estate Notes

Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2003 is in pristine condition.

Sited on a gravelly ridge, overlooking the Pauillac-Saint-Estèphe border and looking down on the vineyards of Lafite Rothschild, the magnificent château (resplendent in an oriental facade carved from soft golden sandstone) is a fitting monument to its wines – which tend to be more elegant and less angular in style than its neighbours, due largely to a relatively high percentage of Merlot in its blends.


"The 2003 Cos d’Estournel revels in a vintage that shone in Saint-Estèphe. In some ways it is a prototype of the 2009 however, the 2003 feels more natural, more a product of the growing season than a premeditated crowd-pleaser like the 2009. It has that almost gregarious bouquet with plush raspberry ripple, vanilla pod, crème de cassis and pencil lead aromas. As I have noted previously, it has shed a lot of baby fat in recent years, less flamboyant than in its youth." Neil Martin

"...remains one of the superstars of the vintage. It offers an opaque ruby/purple hue as well as notes of incense, camphor, licorice, creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied, opulent, incredibly fresh and well-delineated, it can be consumed now and over the next decade. Kudos to the team at Cos d’Estournel." Robert Parker