2005 Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe

$279.00
WA97WS96VN93

The 2005 Cos was made from an atypical blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It's a big wine with alcohol that reached 13.85% alcohol – the highest ever from the estate. James Suckling said "The purity of fruit to this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time. Still needs a year or two but gorgeous to drink already."

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean Guillaume Prats
Vintage:
2005
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 80% new
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Estephe
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WCDE05IR3C