1989 - Ch Cos d'Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe
0689COSD _ 1989 - 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
1999 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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1989 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
1999 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,372.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2003

    The star of the July 2003 tasting. Ok ,so it's a bit of a tart but there is nothing wrong with that. Lovely full, mature nose, great quantities of ripe black fruit flavours and a good long aftertaste. A hedonistic wine which must close to its peak but will drink for many years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 1997,
    Score: 88

    Wine Advocate #109 (Feb 1997) Robert Parker 88 points Drink 1997-2012 The 1989 Cos d'Estournel is very good, but uninspiring. The 1989, although good, does not live up to expectations given the terroir and the vintage. Its deep ruby color is followed by a spicy vanillin, curranty nose, medium body, excellent depth, but a monolithic personality. It possesses neither the concentration nor dimension of the exceptional 1990. The 1989 possesses some hard tannin in the finish, but it is well-integrated with the wine's ripe fruit. Look for this wine to drink well for the next 15+ years.

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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 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.

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.