1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux - 750ml

1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux - 750ml

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1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux - 95 pts

Cos d'Estournel is a vineyard and winery in the Saint-Estèphe appellation of the Médoc. In the 1855 Classification, it was classified as a second growth and remains one of the most prominent and sought-after of all Bordeaux wines. Historically, the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant grand vin has had a high percentage of Merlot compared with other Médoc growths, although this has lessened in recent years. Cos d'Estournel is dark, brooding and tannic when young, developing complexity and intensity with time.

The estate is situated in the very south of Saint-Estèphe, just north of Pauillac's Lafite Rothschild. The south-facing vineyard slopes gently down to the Jalle du Breuil stream which separates it from Lafite. In old Gascon, "cos" means "hill of pebbles", and the vineyard does consist of deep Quaternary gravels and clay on limestone bedrock. It covers 91 hectares (225 acres) and is planted 60 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot. 


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Estephe
Producer Cos d'Estournel
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - In 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 RP.

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Estephe
Producer Cos d'Estournel
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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