Original
201 Ratings
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
$94.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) 65% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 60% new oak; A great success for the vintage, with a first wine comprised of only 25% of the harvest; young, dark color; the gravel soils protected the harvest from rains, and resulted in considerable concentration, tannic solidity, much body and superb aromatic complexity.

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    Thomas H.

    Good but not as good as promised, esp given price

    10 months
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    great nose. rich and fruity

    over 6 years
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."