Chäteau Cos d'Estournel 1996


There's no doubt this is a good wine.  Cos d'Estournel is a second growth from the Bordeaux left-bank subregion of Saint-Estèphe with a price tag not for the faint hearted.  The 1996 vintage tasted here has aromas of blackcurrant, leaf, licorice and cloves.  The palate has long length, the grippy tannins I noted in 2011 were resolved in 2015 and lovely nuances of blackcurrant.

Rating: Very Good
Abv: 13%
Price: $300+
Vendors and Website: http://www.estournel.com/
Tasted: 2011, 2015
Bordeaux
January 24, 2011
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