Cos Destournel Saint Estephe 1989

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Opens very green and leafy with obvious oak and a strong note of toasted sprouts and pencil lead. Medium bodied and very soft, silky soft with more... Read more

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 fr... Read more

Perhaps tasting this from an enomatic machine kept it from fully opening up. It was very musty on the nose at first and a dark garnet in the glass... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Cos Destournel Saint Estephe

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,474
3.50 5
09/22/2008

Opens very green and leafy with obvious oak and a strong note of toasted sprouts and pencil lead. Medium bodied and very soft, silky soft with more than a passing resemblance to a mini 85 with it's upfront sweetness and seamless texture though less of the layered aspect that makes that wine appealing. This never wowed but has improved though the best aspect would be the gentle texture. 2007-2013


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549155,105
3.50 5
09/25/2011

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.00 5
08/06/2009

Perhaps tasting this from an enomatic machine kept it from fully opening up. It was very musty on the nose at first and a dark garnet in the glass. Some fruit shone through but it was very stringent and again like musty soil over top. Through much swirling and some time in the glass, it opened up a bit more to reveal more fruit, but I couldn't get past the earth. It overpowered it for me. Just OK. -Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09


Snooth User: sendung
1179277
5.00 5
06/20/2009

Turned out to be the most interesting one in a Bordeaux tasting (June 2009). Very fruity, soft tannins. Not at all short, as others stated. Only slight wood tone. Classic.


External Reviews for Cos Destournel Saint Estephe

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Source: SoDivin
05/07/2009

2ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/11/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
03/20/2009

Minty and rich, with blackberry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with a leathery, slightly woody character. Turns a bit short. This is disappointing. Weak bottle? Normally clearly outstanding. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Cos d'Estournel 750ml


Ratings & Tags for Cos Destournel Saint Estephe

45799 Snooth User: Hawk
rated this wine
4.00 5
07/28/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex aromas of tobacco, earth and forest leaves follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity and soft finish. Very soft and long. At its peak, but pretty and seamless. (Stored in orginal case.)* Due to it's limited availability, we are unable to offer a case discount on this wine.

Complex aromas of tobacco, earth and forest leaves follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity and soft finish. Very soft and long. At its peak, but pretty and seamless. (Stored in orginal case.)* Due to it's limited availability, we are unable to offer a case discount on this wine.

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