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1990 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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Comm: 2003-2018 IWC: 2005-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.41%
Tasted On 09/12/2014
Drink Dates 2005-2020

Wao what a great wine, so balance, so subtle so good red/terroir fruit it has along with nice leather touch. Still fresh, lively and candy fruit which makes you think is a 12 year bordeaux instead of the double. Amazing

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Author Melc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/29/2013
Drink Dates 2002-2016

On first opening vegetal and light compost on the nose. Then intense stewed blackberry and black currant , heavy and pungent. Asian spice and tropical fruit. On the palate, red cherry, pineapple with intense flavor and length and slightly perfumed. Still very much alive and well balanced. With good tannin and fruit. An excellent wine with life still in it yet!

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Author Balser Michael
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Tasted On 01/22/2011

Incredible!

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Author Yayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 11/24/2010
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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.622%
Tasted On 04/12/2010
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Author PLevensohn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.26%
Tasted On 11/27/2009
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Though rated as mature by Parker, there was still great fruit and spice with a long finish when we consumed this 11/24/09. Drink it now!

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.845%
Tasted On 11/27/2009

Poor showing for both bottles. No pleasure.

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Author hammer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 07/11/2009
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wine was long in the mouth and still lots of depth.Was drank on dad's 75 th birthday

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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 07/03/2009
Drink Dates 2009+

Side by side 1990 Leoville Barton and Cos At 1 hour Barton very closed, darker in color, nice bright fruits and green on the nose Cos more approachable, smoky, but in need of more time At 90 minutes Both ready to approach, 2 hours probably optimal At 2 hours The Cos is a lighter version of the 82, smoky and elegant but without the power The Barton could still use more time but is the superior wine. While the tannens are still very present on the back end ( this wine has a long life ahead of it) it is elegant, bright and young. Not exhibiting the complexity we have seen in some of the 82s but a comparable wine At 3 hours with food The Cos almost closes the gap, smooth, smoky and delicious, but not powerful. The Cos is probably at its peak now. The Barton is more fruit forward and has the edge. This wine is not close to its peak. The tannins are strong on the finish, but not unpleasant. We guess another 5 years to peak and a long life beyond. The Barton just gets better with time. Peaking at 4 hours

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