1996 Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel (Saint-Estèphe)

RP93WS90

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Château Cos d'Estournel is the maker of this 1996 Château Cos d'Estournel ($178.25), a red wine from the region of Saint-Estèphe that is made of merlot and cabernet sauvignon of 1996. The 1996 Château Cos d'Estournel is the ideal red to combine with ice cream and red meat. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: robert parker: 93 and wine spectator: 90.

Technical sheet · Château Cos d'Estournel

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 1996 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Estèphe (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Cos d'Estournel
Volume: 75cl
Score: RP93WS90
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing: AppetizersDessertsMeatMushroomsCheeseRed meatIce Cream
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description · Château Cos d'Estournel

1996 Château Cos d'Estournel (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: 1996 Cos d'Estournel has an opaque purple
  • Nose: aromatics consisting of cassis, roasted herbs, coffee and toasted oak again.
  • Mouth: Massive in the mouth and one of the most structured and concentrated wine of Cos d'Estoutnel

Grapes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot

CELLAR: Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel

Between Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, separated from Château Lafite by the stream known as La Jalle du Breuil (The Breuil Brook), the hill of Cos dominates the Gironde from the height of almost 65 feet. Bordered westward by the Atlantic ocean and eastward by the Gironde, the vineyard of Cos...

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Highlighted review about 1996 Château Cos d'Estournel

Leclosdesgrandsvins

Posted on at 10.49

4/5

Château Cos d'Estournel 1996

Saint-Estephe has five classified growths, and the wines are products bear the mark of the soil. This clearly strengthens their character. Very powerful, they are excellent wines for aging.

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Treena Ross

Posted on at 06.07

3.5 /5

It is original

Clos Des Millésimes

Posted on at 15.31

4 /5

Château Cos d'Estournel 1996

Château d'Estournel 1996Saint COS-EstèpheFondé in the nineteenth century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, Château Cos d'Estournel is full of traveler's soul of its founder. The latter was a lover of travel and so he made a few exotic touches to the masonry in tribute to his travels. The property is quickly distinguished by its quality and rises to the rand 2nd Grand Cru vineyard in 1855. It is now owned by Michel Reybier and extends over 67 hectares. Framed by the Gironde in the East and West Atlantic Ocean, it enjoys a microclimate acting as a temperature regulator. In the old Gascon, "Cos" means "hill of stones," a name justified by the geological feature of the area: serious Quaternary were piled up, forming a hill about twenty meters high on top of which the castle overlooking the river. Only grapes from vines over 20 years fall into the wine of Cos d'Estournel, the rest of the harvest is for the second wine. Practicing an essentially manual work, the field uses the new oak for breeding, what to subtly enhance the aromas with a woody right. Finally, a final selection limits the production between 200 000 and 380 000 bottles. It is a subtle and strong wine at the same time offering a particularly interesting aromatic complexity with age. The largest proportion of Merlot gives the wine richness and flexibility at a time and its aging potential is impressive.
Univers Millésimes

Posted on at 05.03

4 /5

Château Cos d'Estournel 1996

Château Cos d'Estournel 1996 Saint-Estèphe - Second Grand Cru Classé

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Reviews about Château Cos d'Estournel 2016

Geena Richardson
Geena Richardson

4/5

Smells good, licorice and violet aromas. In the mouth it is thick enough.
If you like powerful wines, you already know.

Reviews about Château Cos d'Estournel 2014

Elisabeth Wilshire
Elisabeth Wilshire

4/5

Cos d'Estournel 2014
We did not choose the proper food, but the wine was good. Brought by a friend and I opened it with him.
Cherry red. Aromas of dried fruits. I left the bottle opened for a couple of days and got spoiled.

Reviews about Château Cos d'Estournel 2013

Elisabeth Wilshire
Elisabeth Wilshire

4/5

Château Cos d Estournel 2013
Cherry blossom colour, very opaque. In the nose, red fruit and green pepper. The main flavour is coffee.
A red that suits good with moussaka.
I drank it with a business client.