2004 - Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2011 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

2004 CH COS D'ESTOURNEL 2ÈME CRU ST ESTÈPHE - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2011 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,448.14 (Inc. VAT)
Go to Basket

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    This is a classic, serious Cos d'Estournel that will take considerable time to evolve. A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc this, along with Leoville Las Cases, shows First Growth potential. Very mineral, packed with intense bilberry and mineral flavours, it is an excellent St Estephe. Drink 2012-2025

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, November 2018,
    Score: 94

    The 2004 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet in color with a touch of brick, the nose is still very youthful, sporting notions of plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial and Black Forest cake with hints of garrigue, wild sage, charcuterie, black olives and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is generously fruited with bags of earthy and black fruit preserves layers, framed by chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. 2018-2033 Lisa Perroti-Brown

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 92

    A beautiful example of the vintage, proprietor Michel Reybier and his top-notch winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats, have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length, it should be at its finest between 2009 and 2020+.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, June 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Under the brilliant management of young Jean-Guillaume Prats, Cos d'Estournel has been going fromstrength to strength. An atypically powerful wine (13.6% alcohol), the 2004 is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It is rare to find such a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in a Cos, and the estate tends to look at this vintage as a modern day version of 1986. The harvest occurred between September 27 and October 10. The pure, precise, inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2004 offers up classic Cabernet aromas of sweet black currants intermixed with licorice, cigar tobacco, and smoky wood. Possessing crisp acidity, ripe tannin, and a medium to full-bodied, layered, textured feel, this impressive effort combines power with elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. The elegant, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Cos d'Estournel offers classic aromas of licorice,smoke, creme de cassis, Asian spices, and a hint of incense. Medium-bodied, restrained, rich, and well-balanced, this spicy wine requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. Drink 2008-2021

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 17

    Healthy blackish purple. Sweet black fruits – very exotically styled, a bit like Mouton on form on the nose. Freshness and some well mannered fruit on the palate – but none of the opulence hinted at by the nose. A huge leap up from Pagodes, and a nice classic hit of fruit on the front palate, but still very marked by the vintage. Fine dry, sandy tannins on the finish. Needs lots of time. Drink 2015-2025

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he commissioned a state-of-the-art wine cellar, the first in Bordeaux to use solely gravity (no pumps). The 91-hectare vineyard is planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (1%) and Petit Verdot (1%) and produces the Grand Vin Cos d’Estournel and a second wine, Pagodes de Cos.

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.