1988 Cos d'Estournel

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Average critic rating : 89.5 points



The 1988 has an intriguing bouquet of exotic spices and black fruits. Savagely tannic in its youth, the wine has softened and developed more charm and appeal. Still deep ruby/purple in color, with little signs of age, this medium-bodied, slightly austere wine possesses good cassis fruit, excellent purity, and an elegant, classic style. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2012. Last tasted 10/96. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



Beautiful aromas of fresh herbs, such as tarragon and mint, with berry and cherry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins that are polished and very pretty. Caressing finish.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 30,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

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Cos d'Estournel 1988
+£704.01     (+130.61%) Latest price:  £1,243.01
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Cos d’Estournel is the top estate in Bordeaux’s St Estèphe. The Cos d’Estournel wines are usually a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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