Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2000 is a stunning wine with a deep, opaque color that's almost black. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of black currant, cassis, and espresso, with hints of vanilla, licorice, and tobacco. On the palate, it's full-bodied and powerful, with ripe tannins that provide structure and balance to the wine. The fruit flavors are concentrated and complex, with layers of blackberry, black cherry, and plum, complemented by notes of dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is long and persistent, with a pleasant touch of spice and minerality. This wine has excellent aging potential and will continue to improve for decades to come.
Robert Parker - 97 Points
"Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color 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."
Antonio Galloni - 91 Points
"The 2000 Cos d’Estournel, last tasted at the epic vertical, has much the same nose as it did three years ago. Bold and demonstrative, it delivers scents of blackberry, prune, fig, dark chocolate and perhaps a more East Asian tincture; I don’t know why, but there is something that reminds me of South Korean cuisine. Burnt honey? The palate is medium-bodied, and this bottle feels quite feral, offering exotic black fruit that hints at the Mediterranean, and some dry tannins toward the ever so slightly bretty finish. I actually found the previous bottle a little fresher and I wonder if we are beginning to see some variation in evolution."