A year with a very dry summer and perfect conditions for harvesting. 1988 is a typical vintage of the Médoc. Constructed like a Romanesque cathedral which inspires by its austerity. A very generous, primitive bouquet accompanied by hints of red fruits, of torrefazione, of pear, bilberry, fur, licorice. Concentrated and ample in the mouth, very munchy, full and fresh, full tannin and an imposing finish.
Beautiful aromas of fresh herbs, such as tarragon and mint, with berry and cherry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins that are polished and very pretty. Caressing finish.
Château Cos d'Estournel is a Grand Cru vineyard located in St. Estephe. Its oriental facade is adorned with three pagoda turrets, all cast in a soft golden sandstone. Château Cos d'Estournel today covers 170 acres separated from Château Lafite, along the southern edge, by the stream between St. Estephe and Pauillac. The gravelly soil, over a flint, limestone and silicate subsoil low in nitrogen, has eroded over centuries to form steep ridges which perfectly drain... View More