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1986 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 »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2004-2012
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author David S515
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/06/2014
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Author Melc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/19/2014
Drink Dates 2000-2012

A wine with a great aged appearance and a very interesting nose upon immediate opening. Minerals, slight rotting veg, black berry and rhubarb. The fruit is now slightly on the wane however, it is a very distinguished drink that shows its age in a classic bordeaux way. Smooth and silky but still with fruit on the finish. Very excellent.

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Author rsfj
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.47%
Tasted On 01/15/2013
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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.064%
Tasted On 06/16/2012

good acid, long finish, less tar than expected

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Author CKTan
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Tasted On 10/24/2011

nose of ripe dark fruit pencil shavings, earth and smoke, Smooth tannins.

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Author Walker Wine Ranch
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 08/24/2011

Not worth the price, however is very balanced but did not have a lot to offer.

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Author Stewart
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 02/10/2011

Absolutely fantastic! Still young. Decanted for an hour.

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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.597%
Tasted On 05/10/2010

Had this along side the 1985. Drinking beautifully, tannins smoothed out, good structure and fruit. I thought the '85 was a tad more complex on the finish.

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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 09/14/2009

Dark raspberry red. Animalistic, meaty nose. Has an earthyness with a little hint of something nutty. This still has the structure of a young wine. Dry, firm tannins; medium body and bright acidity. Lovely smooth mouthfeel, smoky tobacco and dark leafy blackcurrant fruit. Persistent black fruits develop seamlessly into caramel at the back of the finish. You could drink this for 20 more years!

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Author JMC22
Trade
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 07/17/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2024

Stinky feet, saddle, black currant, anise, and cherry on the nose. On the palate there are flavors of spice and dried sour cherries which last though the long finish. The tannins are not soft, but they sit on, rather than grip, the palate.

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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.984%
Tasted On 03/15/2009
Drink Dates 2000-2012

Lovely; med.-dark color of mahogany w/amber edge; nice nose w/balance of fruit & cedar/haberdashery. delicious on the palate, high class fruit; smooth w/soft integrated tannin but w/plenty of grip & intensity; fully mature and beginning to show some age.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Astro
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Tasted On 12/07/2008

Very well balanced - a little past it's prime. But a great wine!

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Author DJS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 10/04/2008
Drink Dates 2008+

A dark, extracted, earthy and rich wine... It feels like it is in its prime now. Tannins still strongly evident and ample acidity remains. But the core is extracted fruits and earthy tones and some smoke/tar and very subtle chocolate essence. A mouth filling attack and long persistent finish. The wine is a bit earthy and rough, not finesse driven. I really enjoyed it. We opened this bottle after finishing dinner and enjoyed it on its own; its chewiness almost made for a stand-in dinner course.

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Author ObleyM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.455%
Tasted On 07/25/2008

Although mishandled in its youth, very fresh. A majo4 suprise!

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 09/01/2004
Drink Dates 2004-2014

Color beginning to show some age. Warm black currant, smoke, and baker?s chocolate scents. Tannins are moderating and are now fairly light but still persistent. Acidity is well balanced. Delicate but with plenty of power. Excellent length. A very fine claret.

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