Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1988

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 6296
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE96
  • ST93
  • JS93
  • 1986
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

A year with a very dry summer and perfect conditions for harvesting. 1988 is a typical vintage of the Médoc. Constructed like a Romanesque cathedral which inspires by its austerity. A very generous, primitive bouquet accompanied by hints of red fruits, of torrefazione, of pear, bilberry, fur, licorice. Concentrated and ample in the mouth, very munchy, full and fresh, full tannin and an imposing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Beautiful aromas of fresh herbs, such as tarragon and mint, with berry and cherry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins that are polished and very pretty. Caressing finish."
92 Points

Learn About Chateau Cos d'Estournel Map ItMap It

Chateau Cos d'Estournel is a Grand Cru vineyard located in St. Estephe. Its oriental facade is adorned with three pagoda turrets, all cast in a soft golden sandstone. Chateau Cos d'Estournel today covers 170 acres separated from Chateau Lafite, along the southern edge, by the stream between St. Estephe and Pauillac. The gravelly soil, over a flint, limestone and silicate subsoil...

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Learn About St. Estephe

(saint ess-TEFF) Rugged Northerner St.-Estephe is the northernmost of the 4 communes hugging the Dordogne river in the Northern Haut-Medoc area of Bordeaux. While the appellation has no premier crus (first growths) of its own, it's southernmost chateau, Cos d'Estournel, is a highly acclaimed second growth, geographically separated from the famed Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac by...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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Winemaker's Notes 1986 is a vintage marked by an extremly dry summer and by harvesting carried out in ideal conditions. ...
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