Pas­sion Pro­ject

The sec­ond-growth Bordeaux es­tate Cos d’es­tour­nel has a long history of mak­ing ex­cel­lent wines, but it’s only since Michel Rey­bier took over in 2000 that it has been pro­duc­ing world-class reds. James Suck­ling names the top five Cos d’es­tour­nel vin­tages un

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95 points

98 points

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99 points

98 points

Ex­cel­lent for the vintage. What a nose, with cur­rants, black­ber­ries, cin­na­mon and nut­meg. Stone and wet earth. Full­bod­ied, re­fined yet mus­cu­lar and trim. Fab­u­lously pol­ished tan­nins. Try drink­ing in 2020. A clar­ity and beauty to this wine, as al­ways, with pure dark berry, stone and spices. Some clove. Full body, firm and silky tan­nins and a long fin­ish. A pure and pre­cise wine with so much class. Try in 2020. This is amaz­ing, with lay­ers of fruit and firm, vel­vety tan­nins. Full-bod­ied with an in­cred­i­ble depth of fruit and length. Cur­rants, rasp­ber­ries and In­dian spices. It goes on for min­utes. A mon­u­men­tal Cos— great­est ever. Bet­ter in five years. The pu­rity of fruit in this is fas­ci­nat­ing, with plums, cur­rants and other dark fruit as well as lay­ers of spice and cho­co­late. Full-bod­ied, with chewy pol­ished tan­nins and a long fin­ish. Just start­ing to open. A dense and pow­er­ful wine with very ripe fruit yet an un­der­ly­ing fresh­ness and com­plex­ity, with to­bacco, dried fruit and fresh spices such as lemon­grass and Thai basil. Lay­ered. Drink now or hold.

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