1990 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1990 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
249,00 € tax incl. 207,50 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
210,00 € tax incl. 175,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
95 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
95 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(01-1998) The 1990 will charm tasters with its flashy display of opulent Merlot (about 40% of the blend) mixed with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It was one of the more forward 1990s in the tasting, which no doubt accounted for its precocious showing. This super-concentrated wine possesses a roasted herb, sweet, jammy black fruit-scented nose, with noteworthy opulence and succulence. Pure and full-bodied, this concentrated wine conceals more tannin than it is presently revealing. The wine is open, flattering, and impossible to resist. 

Features
Vintage 1990
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Estèphe
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Cos d'Estournel
Country France
Château informations
Cos d'Estournel
Cos d\'Estournel

The Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a vineyard of 67 hectares, located in Saint-Estephe in the Gironde. Cos d'Estournel is an AOC in the Medoc which is part of the Saint-Estephe appellation and classed a Second Growth Grand Cru in the classification of 1855. Cos Gascon means hill of stones. Cos d'Estournel is situated on a mound of clay mixed with limestone. The excess of stone, specific to Cos, therefore forces the vines to plunge deeper to draw its nees from the soil. Lack of water makes great wines and the wines of Cos benefit very well. The vines are 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. The vineyards spread over thirty plots that average 35 years old. They are densely planted at 9000 vines / ha. Only vines more than twenty years old will be used for the top wine. Harvesting is done manually. The assembly of Cos varies annually. Full maturity of Cos wines is only achieved after 10-30 years, with exceptional longevity for the best years. A neighbor of Château Lafite Rothschild, Cos is a great wine in the classic tradition of the most prestigious Bordeaux of the Medoc. The winery produces 200 000-380 000 bottles per year... Cos produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos, from vines aged less than twenty years. Best vintages are 20032000, 1996, 19951994, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1961, 1959, 1953.

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