Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe 1996 - Petite Cellars

Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe 1996

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe 1996

SKU 48278


A great year. During harvesting, the splendid fine weather alternated with slight rain showers. A young, intense colour. Good aromas of preserves and fruits. Exceptionally long in the mouth. Very silky tannins. A dazzling finish, full of flavour. Maturity: 2005 to 2025.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Cos d'Estournel
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorLots of tobacco, berry and spice character on the nose. Light herbal undertone. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing, pretty-textured finish. Chewy. I would wait a little. 1995 looks better to me now. Outstanding but not as exciting as I remember.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, 2007