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189 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
$115.00 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

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...

Good full medium ruby. Perfumed aromas of cassis, redcurrant, plum, minerals, coconut and violet. Lush, dense and gentle; rich and chocolatey. With so much baby fat, this wine appears to miss out on u...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) "Loads of currant and blackberry, with hints of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Round and generous for the vintage. Best after 2011. 15,000 cases made."
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage)