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201 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(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...

(1990 Vintage) 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
    (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
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (1986 Vintage) "The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with impressive depth and richness. It possesses more power, weight, and tannin than the more opulent and currently more charming 1985. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2010."