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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • WE95
    • RP94
    Price: $155.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 102067

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2000 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2003

    The color of intense beauty. The nose expresses notes spices and licorice. The mouth is elegant and suave. This wine is distinguished by its tannins of great finesse. 2015-2030

    Critical Acclaim:

    Cos d’Estournel has softened those austere Saint-Estèphe tannins and produced a wine that is all opulence and roundness. The tannins are certainly there, but they come through as big, bold richness. The power suggests it will age well, but for drinking earlier, the freshness of the sweet homemade plum jam promises well.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The exceptional 2006 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 55% of the production was utilized. Revealing superb intensity for a 2006 as well as an inky/blue/purple color, and a sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin. This wine is characterized by a freshness and precision that give it a 1996-like affinity. Enjoy this beautifully concentrated, exceptionally pure, statuesque Cos d'Estournel over the next 20-25 years. By the way, it was bottled without any fining or filtration.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Blackberry, black licorice and violet aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a pretty, balanced finish. Refined and flavorful. Best after 2014.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good deep ruby-red. Expressive aromas of dark raspberry, smoked meat, black olive, iron, smoke and tobacco. Lush, broad and sweet, with a deep smoky, meaty sweetness and outstanding palate coverage. For all its breadth and silkiness, there's no shortage of energy and definition. Finishes impressively long, with chewy, sweet tannins that dust the front teeth.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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