Château Cos d'Estournel 1996

 IVA Incl.1 Imperiale (6l)
Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only after you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016.
BurdeosSaint-Estèphe
Vineyard
Médoc

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Agricultura Convencional

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
93

Wine Spectator
90

Country
Francia

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Regiones
Burdeos

Denominación
Saint-Estèphe

Color
Tinto

Productor
Château Cos d'Estournel

Clasificación
2e cru classé

Parker
94

Alérgeno
Contiene sulfitos