1990 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
147 Ratings
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147 Ratings
1990 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

Winemaker's Notes

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...

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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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...

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
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96