1986 Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2004 - 2015
  • Case size 12x75cl
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1986 - Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2004 - 2015
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £2,612.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £2,150.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, October 1994, Score: 95

    The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with impressive depth and richness. It possesses more power, weight, and tannin than the more opulent and currently more charming 1985. Drink: Now-2010

  • Jancis Robinson, September 2002, Score: 17/20

    Lovely deep crimson shading to purple. Particularly healthy colour. Deep, dense, strongly Cabernet aromas that are still unyielding. This wine could mature into something eventually finer than the Talbot but, boy, will it take time. For the moment the wine is dry, dry, dry. Drink: Now-2015

Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he ...Read more

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he commissioned a state-of-the-art wine cellar, the first in Bordeaux to use solely gravity (no pumps). The 91-hectare vineyard is planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (1%) and Petit Verdot (1%) and produces the Grand Vin Cos d’Estournel and a second wine, Pagodes de Cos.Read less

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.