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Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1986

Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1986
$550 1 Bottle (750ML)
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    Parker : 92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted at the property, the 1986 Cos d'Estournel, which was aged in 90% new oak and is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, is a vintage that I had not tasted for a number of years. It has a healthy color, quite deep with just a thin bricking on the rim. The nose is quite intense, quite voluptuous for a 1986, perhaps blind I might have mistaken it for a 1985. Red plum, licorice and graphite, there is something rounded and sensual about this 1986ùalthough it does not have the complexity of the greatest vintages of Cos d'Estournel. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, savory and almost meaty on the mouth, nicely balanced and then...BAM! There's a real spicy, black pepper kick on the finish originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. It does not possess the structure or persistence of the greatest 1986s, rather a Claret that I know would just shine and complement dishes at the dinner table. Drinking perfectly now, this Cos d'Estournel has another 15-20 years to offer. Tasted July 2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Estephe
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Environment
    Conventional farming

    J. Robinson
    15,5

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Estephe

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel

    Classification
    Second Growth

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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