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Chateau Cos D'Estournel 1996

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Classification
Type Red
Brand Chateau Cos D'Estournel
Vintage 1996
Country France
Region

Bordeaux, St. Estephe

Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable -2030
Stock 0

BOW (8.5)

Parker (93)

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.

Winespectator (90)

Lots of tobacco, berry and spice character on the nose. Light herbal undertone. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing, pretty-textured finish. Chewy. I would wait a little. 1995 looks better to me now. Outstanding but not as exciting as I remember.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective.

Other (19)

Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.

4.3 stars - 4 professional reviews
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