Cos d'Estournel 1990
Tasting Notes and Scores
Not as concentrated as the 1982, or as most of the vintages made since 2001, the 1990 Cos has reached full maturity. It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs, and spring flowers. Expansive, round, and sensual, with wonderful purity as well as lushness, this irresistible wine can be enjoyed over the next 6-10 years.
Last tasted in Bordeaux Apr-06. A "tour de force" Cos d'Estournel. A deep garnet core with thin light brick rim. The nose is tight but well-defined with blackberry, cigar box and damp earth emerging. Unmistakably Saint EstÃ¨phe and becoming a little gamey in the glass. The palate is and always has been very masculine and tannic, dense and muscular. Blackcurrants, a little game and black truffle, a perfect example of power with finesse. This Cos has a long way to go.