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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel (scuffed label) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • ST94
    • RP93
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    Professional Ratings: 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 The Wine Advocate

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 14378

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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.

    Blend: 65% Cabernet, 35% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Saturated deep ruby. Ineffable aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice and Havana tobacco. Rich, dense and thick; powerful but harmonious. Layered texture over a strong backbone. Very long on the palate, with thoroughly ripe, noble cabernet tannins. Superb.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this is a huge, backward wine. The 1996 possesses an opaque purple color, as well as pure aromatics consisting of cassis, grilled herbs, coffee, and toasty new oak. Massive in the mouth, and one of the most structured and concentrated young Cos d'Estournels I have ever tasted, this thick, structured, tannic wine has closed down significantly since bottling. It requires 7-8 years of cellaring, and should last for 30-35 years. It is a fabulous Cos, but patience is required. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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