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The Story

The call of faraway lands. As mysterious and intriguing as a lone adventurer returning from a solitary sail, Cos d’Estournel is slow to reveal itself. Little by little, it evokes stories of distant places, market stalls brimming with unfamiliar fruits, spices and wares, village festivities warmed by the joy of revelers and the setting sun, and sumptuous visions of ladies and their voluptuous curves. A myriad of scents, colors and tastes appeals to the senses. The Grand Vin of Cos d’Estournel is both demure and deliberately sensuous, a fascinating and elegant nectar.

 

The vineyard of Cos spreads around the château on 91 hectares.The Cabernet Sauvignon vines (60% of the vineyard) find the soil of their choice in the thin layers of gravely soil situated on the top and on the southern slopes of the hill. On the other hand, the Merlot vines (40% of the vineyard) excel on the eastern slopes and on the slopes where the Saint-Estephe limestone bed shows on the surface.

The percentage of Cabernet and Merlot varies from one vintage to another according to the year weather conditions, benefiting successively to the one or the other. Plantation is extremely dense (8000 to 10000 vines per hectare) and the average age of the vineyard is high (35 years old on the average) in order to enable the roots to extend excessively and to obtain a very slender yield per vine that will create the « Grand Goût »

Each vine grower is in charge of 45 000 vines on which they have got to undertake various labours every year. These cultural tasks are for most of them done manually. The harvest is of course manually picked too. And it is by hand that the grapes, once collected in special wooden baskets, will be strictly selected.

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I liked the 1989 Cos d’Estournel, which was classic all the way around. There was nice balance between its t ‘n a in the nose, with aromas of peanut, cassis and black fruits. The palate was rich and long, possessing nice spice and a big character (94).
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Excellent fill and hardly soaked cork. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Dark fruits, intense, leather, scented, red berries, light floral note, some black tea. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, figs, sweet, fruity, ripe, some mint, structured behind, long. 94

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St-Estèphe, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Cos d'Estournel 1989  ( Château Cos d'Estournel )

Excellent fill and hardly soaked cork. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Dark fruits, intense, leather, scented, red berries, light floral note, some black tea. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, figs, sweet, fruity, ripe, some mint, structured behind, long. 94

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Cos d'Estournel 1989  ( Château Cos d'Estournel )

"I liked the 1989 Cos d’Estournel, which was classic all the way around. There was nice balance between its t ‘n a in the nose, with aromas of peanut, cassis and black fruits. The palate was rich and long, possessing nice spice and a big character (94)."

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Cos d'Estournel 1989  ( Château Cos d'Estournel )

"Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented nose. Spicy, cassis, tight and still open, exotic and Christmas spices. Up front a bit. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit driven still, even if it feels dry and oaky in the finish still. Long but lean and oaky. "

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