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Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 1985

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The vintage displays a deep ruby color and intense aromas of mocha and licorice. It has great density and length and is considered a classic Cos dEstournel. Have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel:
Born in 1762 during the reign of Louis XV and died in 1853 under Napoleon III, at the remarkable age of 91, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had one sole passion: Cos. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, he recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately.

Editorial Reviews for Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,784
4.00 5
09/22/2008

This opens very herbaceously with a gentle touch of cotton candy, a bit of peppery spice and subtle oak. In the mouth it offers up a gently aged sweetness balanced by good acidity with no tannin to speak of. The midpalate is a touch diffuse at first but this ultimately grows on you with it's layered delicacy and gentle nature. At peak or maybe in gentle decline. 2007-2011


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,784
4.50 5
12/14/2009

This offers up notes of bottle sweetness with black soil flecked fruit that recalls dried tomatoes, tarragon, a touch of menthol, and tons of herbaceous notes. In the mouth the tannins are pretty much resolved and the wine is relying on its bright acids for support. There is plenty of ripe, black currant fruit edged with mineral and menthol tones that lead to a subtle, sweetly fruited finish with lingering herb and dried grass notes. Getting to the end but certain to fade away instead of falling off a cliff. Drink these sooner rather than later. 91pts


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Snooth User: Robert Parker
6445403
4.50 5
09/27/2007

The 1985 from cask could have been a lighter version of the 1982 and 1953 vintages. Forward, with a fabulously scented bouquet of pain grille and concentrated red and black fruits (especially black cherries), it is rich, lush, long, and medium to full-bodied. Very fragrant, with gobs of sweet black fruits, minerals, and spice in both its flavors and aromatics, this is one of the most forward wines from Cos.


Snooth User: Sweetstuff
139592254
4.00 5
04/10/2009

Anise, leather; firm, energetic, cherry, youngish, prominent tannin. MoCOOL tasting, Dexter, MI 8.16.2008.


External Reviews for Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

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Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

2ème Cru Classé


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Dark, rich and deeply concentrated. California-like, with its opulent coffee, herb, cedar, currant, coffee, mineral and spice flavors. Reaching a nice drinking plateau, but has substance, depth and a long, full finish.--Cabernet Challenge. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Cos d'Estournel 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1985 - Chateau Cos D'Estournel - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml. 93 RP


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 1985 Chateau Cos DEstournel Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon blend 750 ml. 93 RP Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ



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The vintage displays a deep ruby color and intense aromas of mocha and licorice. It has great density and length and is considered a classic Cos dEstournel. Have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length

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