ITEM 22795

1996 Chateau Cos d`Estournel Saint Estephe

$269.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

94WI 93WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1996

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château cos d`estournel

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Wine Cellar Insider: 94 points

“The aromatics capture the wines mature essence with its earthy wet forest floor, tobacco leaf, cigar box and bright red fruits. There is lift in the fruit, coupled with a leafy, red berry assortment in the finish. This is probably close to fully mature, where it should remain for at least 15 or more years before entering its slow decline.” – Jeff Leve

Review Date: 10/1/19

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

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.

Review Date: 4/1/99