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1985 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

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France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

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... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 1997-2010 VF: 1996-2010

Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.341%
Tasted On 10/29/2015
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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.231%
Tasted On 04/06/2013
Drink Dates 2000-2020

Wow! Elegant, layered fruit inside of a cigar box.

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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.121%
Tasted On 03/08/2013
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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.262%
Tasted On 12/08/2007
Drink Dates 1995-2005

Just barely hanging on. The cork was completely saturated. I could sense this must have been a great wine at one time. Perhaps I got a bad bottle. Will try another and post a review.

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Author Fabroni
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.969%
Tasted On 09/30/2010
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Author Kholodov
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/26/2010
Drink Dates 2000-2010

Lef in decanter for 1 hour before serving. Beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, strawberry jam, toast and dust. Higher, but pleasant acidity. Soft, withering tannins. Pleasant, soft and relatively long finish. Wine is into its retirement years. Very nice, mature experience.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 08/19/2010


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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.81%
Tasted On 05/10/2010

I was concerned that this would be past its prime. I was wrong. Well balanced, fruit still luscious, complexity and finish. I wouldn't wait bit this has a few more years left in the tank.

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Author juglum
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.109%
Tasted On 02/19/2010
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Author Dana G77
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.425%
Tasted On 06/25/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Well made Cos, though lacking elegance.

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Author Oenodoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.413%
Tasted On 03/26/2009
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Our group did a bring your favorite bottle tasting and the 85 Cos was the favorite bottle of the evening, tasted blind against a 2003 Lafite, an 04 Maiden and some other spectacular wines. This wine is probably at it's peak with a soft nose, still ripe with fruit (berries, plums and a hint of tobacco) and a nice balance of tannins, great finish.

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Author Benchaya
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Tasted On 08/09/2008

very very fabulous wine

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Author Ahmet K88
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Tasted On 12/29/2007
Drink Dates 1996-2010
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 98.333%
Tasted On 01/10/2006

Deep ruby, very slight ambering at the edges. Somewhat closed on first opening, then yields rich, powerful blackcurrant, along with earthy tones such as leather, smoke, chocolate, tar and a little grass. Medium body, balanced, with plenty of tannins ... and a touch of apple/melon in the long finish. Mature wine, but there seems to be plenty of life in this. Delicious!

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