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1981 Château Cos d'Estournel

  • 82 WA
  • 87 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48618-1981-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    A big, chewy traditional Bordeaux. Dense red color; green tobacco, prune and berry character. Full-bodied and thick with a chewy, slightly dry finish. Drink now.--The Bordeaux 50.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 82

    Last Tasted 8/92. This lean, moderately tannic, medium-bodied wine displays an attractive light perfume of berries, earth, and spices. In the mouth, there is adequate fruit, high acidity, and moderate tannins in the finish. It should easily last for 7-8 years, but will it improve? I would opt for drinking it now.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Corked. Damn!
    Author: Skyweir
Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture. The chateau itself is a very unusual pagoda style building which was built by the 19th century owner Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. The building is featured on the bottle label, making it easy to spot in the Bordeaux section. The estate also produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 100 bottles owned
  • 33 collectors