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Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1990 - Lot of 3 Bottles
Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1990 - Lot of 3 Bottles Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé  1990 - Lot of 3 Bottles

Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1990

This domain with the most exotic architecture in Saint-Estèphe, produces a great, seductive, fruity, meaty wine with great elegance.

  • Color: Red
  • Quantity 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 very stained label, 3 label covered with film, 3 hardly legible label, 2 slightly corroded capsule
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation: Saint-Estèphe
  • Producer/Owner: Michel Reybier
  • Domain: Cos d'Estournel
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  • €450
  • Price per bottle: €150
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Lot Description: Cos d'Estournel 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1990

Lot description

  • Quantity 3 Bottles
  • Level:3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 very stained label, 3 label covered with film, 3 hardly legible label, 2 slightly corroded capsule
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Estèphe
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Michel Reybier
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
  • Peak: Drink until 2020
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 67
  • Volume: 300000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • An archetypal elegant, virile wine, Cos d'Estournel reveals a powerful fruitiness and superb body when it is still quite young, and then gradually evolves towards a superb aromatic complexity. A high proportion of Merlot makes the wine rich and supple; its potential to age can exceed a century in great vintages.

    Château Cos d'Estournel was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel. Nicknamed the Maharadjah of Saint Estèphe on account of his passion for travel to the Indies, he built exotic pagodas above the winery, in memory of the distant lands he had visited. The property's wine quickly gained a reputation as one of Bordeaux's finest and began to be exported all over the world; in the 1855 classification it was ranked as a second growth. Today, this prestigious vineyard belongs to Michel Reybier and covers 67 hectares. With the Gironde estuary to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the property benefits from a microclimate with very stable temperatures. In old Gascon, Cos means hill of pebbles, which is certainly justified by the terroir's geological characteristics: an accumulation of gravel from the Quaternary era resulted in the formation of a hill about 20 metres high, on top of which sits the château, looking down over the river. Only grapes from vines that are more than 20 years-old are used to make Cos d'Estournel's grand vin, the rest go into the second wine. Carrying out nearly all tasks manually, the property uses new oak barrels to age the wines, thereby enhancing the flavours with a subtle woodiness. There is then a final selection, which reduces production to between 200,000 and 380,000 bottles.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
94/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
89/100Wine Spectator
19/20Jancis Robinson
17/20 RVF
16/20Le Point
92+/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
93/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink until 2020

Tasting notes - Extract
"It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs, and spring flowers. Expansive, round, and sensual, with wonderful purity as well as lushness (...)" R. Parker (06/2009)