Original
189 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
$375.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Cos d'Estournel has become, in the eyes of the Great Wine lovers, the archetype of a certain style of virile elegance where the power excludes neither grace nor sweetness. Impressive in his youth by the intensity of its structure and the brilliance of its fruit, the wine of Cos d'Estournel evolves slowly to reach its full maturity (between 10 and 30 years) a melted and a wonderful aromatic complexity. The great vintages can achieve exceptional longevity, exceeding the century.

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...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator