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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.
The nose was savory and meaty with dark red fruits, sweet cinnamon spice and hint of liquor. On the palate, it was big and rich with ripe, juicy fruit and herbal tea. The finish was mouth-coating but turned juicy with a slight medicinal note. This was a very sexy wine that was more fun to drink than to think about.
Like liquid silver and dry fruit ripened by the sun and balanced tight in a pipe of power through my mouth. Thomas especially was sure about that it was to early drinking this fabulous redvine. I do not know! It was very good and might have been wider in the palette through 2009-11. Tasted in 2005.
External Reviews for Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe
Very fresh and fine, with clean tannins and fruit, a spicy, berry character and a long, long finish. Full to medium body... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Cos dEstournel 750ml
Wine Advocate ReviewRated 95In contrast to the 1989, the 1990 is a spectacular wine, and, along with the 1986, 1982, and 1953, one of the four finest Cos d'Estournels made in the post-World War II era. Bruno Prats believes it is the finest wine he has ever made. In the most recent tasting, the 1990 was even better than in the past, charming me as well as other tasters with its flashy display of opulent Merlot (about 40% of the blend) mixed with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It was one of the more forward 1990s in the tasting, which no doubt accounted for its precocious showing. This super-concentrated wine possesses a roasted herb, sweet, jammy black fruit-scented nose, with noteworthy opulence and succulence. Pure and full-bodied, this concentrated wine conceals more tannin than it is presently revealing. The wine is open, flattering, and impossible to resist. It will continue to mature for 15-20 years.
Not as concentrated as the 1982, or as most of the vintages made since 2001, the 1990 Cos has reached full maturity. It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs, and spring flowers. Expansive, round, and sensual, with wonderful pur... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Cos d'Estournel 3000ml
Good full medium ruby. Perfumed aromas of cassis, redcurrant, plum, minerals, coconut and violet. Lush, dense and gentle; rich and chocolatey. With so much baby fat, this wine appears to miss out on ultimate clarity and grip. But finishes tight, with... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Cos d'Estournel 750ml
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