Château Cos D'Estournel, 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, 2000
On the palate, plenty of sweet intensity and liquorice. Very well structured with big, firm tannins supporting vivid opulent fruit. A lovely dense wine, typical of a great Cos reminiscent of 1982.
Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in colour 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.
Rated: 97/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, November 2018
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