1999 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
Tasting Notes :Red-ruby. Wild aromas of redcurrant, minerals, leather, gunflint and game; developing faster than either of the more recent vintages are likely to do. A wine of modest density and fat, and currently rather austere, but possesses very good vinosity and length. Tannins are slightly dry but fine.
Wine.com65% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 60% new oak; A great success for the vintage, with a first wine comprised of only 25% of the harvest; young, dark color; the gravel soils protected the harvest from rains, and resulted in considerable concentration, tannic solidity, much body and superb aromatic complexity.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Estèphe: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>