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1988 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
3 Ratings
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3 Ratings
1988 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

Wine Description

"This powerhouse is rather traditional and decadent compared to the modern-day wines from Cos. Ink-colored and full-bodied, with ripe fruit aromas, velvety tannins and intense berry and spice flavors...95." WS 11/98.

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"This powerhouse is rather traditional and decadent compared to the modern-day wines from Cos. Ink-colored and full-bodied, with ripe fruit aromas, velvety tannins and intense berry and spice flavors...95." WS 11/98.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine.com
    A year with a very dry summer and perfect conditions for harvesting. 1988 is a typical vintage of the Medoc. Constructed like a Romanesque cathedral which inspires by its austerity. A very generous, primitive bouquet accompanied by hints of red fruits, of torrefazione, of pear, bilberry, fur, licorice. Concentrated and ample in the mouth, very munchy, full and fresh, full tannin and an imposing finish. A wine which will gain from being allowed to age even longer. 2000-2023
  • Decanter
    Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intense new oak perfume suggesting glories to come. Long and expressive. A diplomat, tactful yet makes its point well.