A well-balanced, savoury, and elegant red wine from Saint-Estephe
2nd classified growth from the appellation Saint-Estephe,
the Château Cos d’Estournel 2000
is a red wine consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
and 40% Merlot
. Often called a « super second
», this wine possesses a strong aristocratic and exotic personality thanks to a terroir that is rich in gravel.
The Château Cos d’Estournel 2000
in its youth reveals splendid notes of caramelised fruit and sweet spices. However, this wine is very round. A fresh and flexible wine; it emits exceptional aromatic flavours
and is very well-balanced.
Parker : 97 / 100
J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color with a touch of brick and sporting a lot of tertiary evolution on the nose. It leaps from the glass with opulent sandalwood, Chinese five spice, cigar box and leather scents over a core of prunes, baked cherries, dried mulberries and eucalyptus plus a touch of potpourri. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with fragrant fruitcake and exotic spice layers, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and a refreshing line, finishing with an exhilarating menthol lift.