55% Cabernet, 45% Merlot; 65% new oak; Very dark color; ample, fleshy wine with solid though not harsh tannins; less vinous than a great vintage, but silky, dense and with great finesse; long finish.
One of the most successful Medocs of the vintage, Cos d'Estournel's 1993 exhibits an opaque dark purple color, and a heady, sweet, pure, blackcurrant bouquet that roars from the glass. With surprising richness, fat, and glycerin, tasters would never suspect that this medium-bodied, elegant yet authoritatively-flavored wine emerged from such a difficult vintage. The wine's low acidity and roundness guarantees 12-14 years of drinkability. This is a splendid success in an irregular vintage. Cos d'Estournel is clearly producing wines that are often of first-growth potential. 89/100 RP
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
Wine Advocate(From 2002 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
Robert Parker(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) Few men have translated their intellectual brilliance into brilliant wine as directly as Bruno Prats, proprietor of the magnificent Cos d'Estournel. The château itself is a 19th century architectural homage to the exotic Far East. The vineyard, just north across the marsh from Lafite, stretches to the Gironde on a deep, gravel promontory. Under Prats' stewardship, it has become one of the most reliable sources of first-quality wine in the Médoc. And the lustrous '94 is a prime example. The color is a deep and luminous ruby. The complex terroir unfolds deep Cabernet flavors read more...under a sheen of flashier Merlot and new oak. As such, it provides both intellectual and sensual pleasures, it the two can be considered separately. It's a classic Cos, and among the best of the '94s. (hide)