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Chateau Cos D'Estournel 2me Cru Classe 1996

Winery: Chateau Cos D'Estournel
Region: St Estephe
Wine: 2me Cru Classe
Variety: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1996
UOM: 750ml

"Another great success in 1996. Fine, powerful, sleek nose. Definite minerals – not unlike Lafite. Dry finish but lots of obvious quality and zest before the strong hit of tannins – which are just at the limit of acceptability for the weight of fruit - on the finish. 18 Points/Drink 2010-2025" - Jancis Robinson,

"Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this is a huge, backward wine. The 1996 possesses an opaque purple color, as well as pure aromatics consisting of cassis, grilled herbs, coffee, and toasty new oak. Massive in the mouth, and one of the most structured and concentrated young Cos d'Estournels I have ever tasted, this thick, structured, tannic wine has closed down significantly since bottling. It requires 7-8 years of cellaring, and should last for 30-35 years. It is a fabulous Cos, but patience is required. 93 points, drink 2006-2030" - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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