1988 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1988

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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95-100 / 100

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1988 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1988

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 12 bottles
199,00 € tax incl. 165,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(11-1998)
This powerhouse is rather traditional and decadent compared to the modern-day wines from Cos. Ink-colored and full-bodied, with ripe fruit aromas, velvety tannins and intense berry and spice flavors.
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(08-2013) Mid blueish crimson with a pale rim. Looks so much younger than the 1989 and 1990 tasted alongside! Nicely evolved. The nose recalls the 1998 tasted earlier. Manages to be both fresh and fleshy (whereas so many bordeaux 1988s are a bit austere). Well done. Nervy but not skinny. Very 'correct'. Clean and fresh. A certain sweetness at first and then still a little chewy but that just serves to keep it refreshing. Quite long.
Features
Vintage 1988
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Estèphe
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 100 € to 200 €
New yes
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 200320001996199519941990198619851982, 1961, 19591953.

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