1990 Cos d'Estournel

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Average critic rating : 95.0 points



Not as concentrated as the 1982, or as most of the vintages made since 2001, the 1990 Cos has reached full maturity. It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs, and spring flowers. Expansive, round, and sensual, with wonderful purity as well as lushness, this irresistible wine can be enjoyed over the next 6-10 years. Release price: ($350.00/case) Wine Advocate.June, 2009



"This has always been such an impressive wine, but it has also always been a Cos that is determined to have a long life, hence after 19-years it remains far more backward and tannic than its contemporaries. It has a deep garnet core, broody and tight, touches of black olive, chimney soot, dusty bureau and scorched earth. Very well defined. The palate is full-bodied with a dense, robust structure, a firm tannic frame that will see this comfortable through 30+ years. Masculine, a clenched fist of a wine and yet there is undoubtedly great balance and focus with notes of blackberry and pain grille. Powerful and broad-shouldered on the finish, it opens wonderfully in the glass. Approaching maturity, you could pop this now but I’d prefer to wait another 2-3 years. Drink 2012-2030+ Tasted March 2009."



"Dark crimson. Very luscious and unusual for a St-Estèphe. Almost unrecognisable as a St-Estèphe though very obviously a luscious, polished 1990! Very complete and gorgeous. Long.” Tasted Jun 2011. www.jancisrobinson.com Drink to 2020

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Cos d'Estournel 1990
+£1,154.00     (+124.89%) Latest price:  £2,078.00
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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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