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1928 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one... More »

Score
85
Drink Dates
VF: 1938-1958
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Author TAs Super Cellar
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Tasted On 01/02/2013

colour was quite red with rose tinge at the edge; hard to get much on the nose; some tertiary flavours of spice at the end : mint or coriandre ( we could not agree on this); it had dried up but was still recognisably a Bordeaux; old bones! Garret's notes: Still pretty robe; faint and understated nose; old barn ( blue cheese) on the palate, tannins had dried up . It had a whiff of leather and mint or coriander or other green herb at the end.

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