Château Cos d'Estournel 1986

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Parker : 92 / 100
J. Robinson : 15,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the property, the 1986 Cos d'Estournel, which was aged in 90% new oak and is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, is a vintage that I had not tasted for a number of years. It has a healthy color, quite deep with just a thin bricking on the rim. The nose is quite intense, quite voluptuous for a 1986, perhaps blind I might have mistaken it for a 1985. Red plum, licorice and graphite, there is something rounded and sensual about this 1986ùalthough it does not have the complexity of the greatest vintages of Cos d'Estournel. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, savory and almost meaty on the mouth, nicely balanced and then...BAM! There's a real spicy, black pepper kick on the finish originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. It does not possess the structure or persistence of the greatest 1986s, rather a Claret that I know would just shine and complement dishes at the dinner table. Drinking perfectly now, this Cos d'Estournel has another 15-20 years to offer. Tasted July 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Estèphe
Alcool
13.5

Encépagement
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Vin liquoreux
Non

Environnement
Agriculture Conventionnelle

J. Robinson
15,5

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
92

Pays
France

Mention qualité
AOC

Vignoble
Médoc

Région
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estèphe

Couleur
Rouge

Producteur
Château Cos d'Estournel

Classement
2e cru classé

Parker
92

Allergènes
Contient des sulfites