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1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe
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About Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Across the street from Medoc giant Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Cos d'Estournel stands up well to its famous neighbor. The winery dates back to 1810, when Louis Gaspard d'Estournel christened the site and began producing wine.

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1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe

Producer: Chateau Cos d'Estournel
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Estephe

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93-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Deep ruby-red. Profound, soil-specific aromas of cassis, redcurrant, graphite and pepper, along with a floral perfume. Penetrating, juicy and very intensely flavored, with terrific backbone and density. Really builds in the mouth. The palate-staining finish features tongue-coating tannins and sappy black cherry flavor. This wine features above-average pH for Cos, but the acidity comes across as firm and fresh.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by EsclaveduVin
At the price (or any price) this is one of my favorite St-Estephes out there. Classic smokiness that you're looking for in a St-Estephe.
Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1996
by BryanB
Medium Ruby that fades to a pale garnet rim. Pronounced aromas of smoke and meat (the smoke did blow off after one hour in the glass) toast, blackcurrant buds, mineral. Balance acidity, vibrant fresh fruit(every sip a different combo) Black cherry, black berry, Black currant. Delicious finish that really does last. This wine seems young, may even be too early. Will last for twenty years or more.


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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.

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