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116 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

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.

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    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

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Wine Advocate
    (1970 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96