Château Cos d'Estournel 2005
The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Drink it over the next 20+ years.
This wine has a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and blackcurrant fruit, some floral notes, spice and a touch of oak in a full-bodied, layered, impressive multi-dimensional style. The tannins are surprisingly sweet and well-integrated, as is the acidity, alcohol and wood. This is a beauty and certainly the top wine of Saint-Estèphe.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015