1939 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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150 Ratings
1939 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1990 Vintage) Weather conditions were perfect. It is unusual to have three very great vintages one after the other with quite different styles. 1990 is better structured than 1989 and more tender than 1988. There is a particularly striking harmony between the Merlot and the Cabernet-Sauvignon. Very dark color. Intense, fruity, roasted bouquet, with hints of caramel, spices, nutmeg, sandalwood and menthol. Imposing in the mouth, perfectly well structured, well bred and brilliant. Soft, compact tannin. Silky, pe...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage) Few men have translated their intellectual brilliance into brilliant wine as directly as Bruno Prats, proprietor of the magnificent Cos d'Estournel. The château itself is a 19th century architectural homage to the exotic Far East. The vineyard, just north across the marsh from Lafite, stretches to the Gironde on a deep, gravel promontory. Under Prats' stewardship, it has become one of the most reliable sources of first-quality wine in the Médoc. And the lustrous '94 is a prime example. The color is a deep and luminous ruby. The complex terroir unfolds deep Cabernet flavors read more...under a sheen of flashier Merlot and new oak. As such, it provides both intellectual and sensual pleasures, it the two can be considered separately. It's a classic Cos, and among the best of the '94s.    (hide)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/04
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005