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1997 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA90
  • WS89
  • WA88
  • WA

Reviews

WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1998
Cos d'Estournel has again turned out one of the vintage's finest wines. Proprietor Bruno Prats and his son, Jean-Guillaume, claim that for most of the Cos d'Estournel vineyard, there was a minimum of 120 days... Cos d'Estournel has again turned out one of the vintage's finest wines. Proprietor Bruno Prats and his son, Jean-Guillaume, claim that for most of the Cos d'Estournel vineyard, there was a minimum of 120 days between flowering and harvest. In normal years, 105-110 days are usual. The opaque purple-colored 1997 Cos d'Estournel offers up a gorgeously sweet nose consisting of ripe black currant fruit, Provencal olives, smoked herbs, pain grille and licorice. Rich and powerful, as well as elegant and stylish, this wine possesses plenty of fat, in addition to layers of fruit and glycerin. It is an intensely charming, graceful yet impressively-endowed Cos that should be, because of its low acidity and sweet tannin, delicious when young. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2016.</P>
WS89
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2000
Serious concentration of fruit in this wine, with plenty of chocolate and berry character and a hint of dried herbs on the nose. Full- to medium-bodied, with plenty of fruit and a velvety texture.
WA88
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
This wine is surprisingly structured. It boasts a deep color in addition to a sweet black currant and pepper-scented nose with toast in the background. The wine reveals medium body, moderate tannin, and excellent depth... This wine is surprisingly structured. It boasts a deep color in addition to a sweet black currant and pepper-scented nose with toast in the background. The wine reveals medium body, moderate tannin, and excellent depth and length. About 45% of the crop made it into this cuvee. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2014.</P>
WA
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2000
Forty percent of the harvest made it into this flattering, delicious wine with abundant charm and herb-tinged, blackberry and cherry fruit. A dark ruby color is accompanied by a medium-bodied, appealing St.-Estephe. A... Forty percent of the harvest made it into this flattering, delicious wine with abundant charm and herb-tinged, blackberry and cherry fruit. A dark ruby color is accompanied by a medium-bodied, appealing St.-Estephe. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, it should drink well for 7-8 years.</P>

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