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Cos Destournel Saint Estephe 1989
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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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 Cos Destournel Saint Estephe
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
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.
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
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
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
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