Wine Advocate | Rating: 95A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, the 1995 Cos d'Estournel is a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996. Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Gorgeous blackberry, toasted oak, Indian spice and light sweet tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a caressing texture. Pretty and refined. Holding back. Give it time. --'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Intense, lustrous ruby. Lifted aroma with just a hint of greenness. Still some chewiness but more concentration than many. Still quite a bit in reserve although there has been some attractive development. Big, sweet and bold - lots there.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Red-ruby color, not quite as saturated as the '96. More roasted and less minerally than the '96: notes of black fruit, game, and toasty oak. Tightly wrapped and rather taut today, but offers terrific concentration and length. Today the wine tannins are very visible, and perhaps not quite as sweet as those of the '96, and firm acids are not yet in complete harmony with the wine. But this will be superb with six to eight years of bottle aging.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 1998
Self | Rating: 95Author: Toby Thomas
Self | Rating: 92Author: rsfj
Self | Rating: 95Author: RWG III
Self | Rating: 98Author: gubarra
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2006-2016Author: Tato
Self | Rating:Bummer. Did not get to try as dropped the bottle during a move. The nose was amazing however.Author: Peter B
Self | Rating: 92Sour cherry and concentrated black currant juice on the nose and palate. Sticky, tough tannins cover the whole palate and muddle the mouthfeel. Long, cough inducing finish.Drink Dates: 2008-2022Author: JMC22
Self | Rating: 92This Aÿis a classic st.estephe nose, earth, slightly unripe fruit that shows a green note, apparent oak, Aÿmoss and pine needles but all of these produce a nose that is most attractive. AÿOn the palate it's super dry, the acidity is upfront here and tames the tannin. AÿA mouthfull of red berry fruit and dried herbs peak through on the palate. This wine is great now and needs a few hours in a decanter but it's probably going to show better in about 5 years or so.Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 2763 bottles owned
- 430 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
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