Cos d'Estournel 1999
Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats
|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£101.67||6 btls||BUY|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Reserves IB||£1,200.00||1 cs||BUY|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
The dark ruby-colored 1999 Cos is a supremely elegant effort. The wine offers notes of dried Provencal herbs, smoke, licorice, black cherries, and cassis. This medium to full-bodied St.-Estephe is cerebral, intellectual, and refined, but lacking soul and hedonism. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #140, Apr 2002)
The 1999 Cos d’Estournel has a well-defined bouquet that takes a few swirls of the glass to get going. It is not complex or vigorous, yet nicely detailed. Melted tar and cigar humidor infuse the black fruit, becoming earthier with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity. This feels quite masculine and structured, and very fresh and linear. A light fish oil note tinctures the tarry black fruit toward the finish. This exudes Saint-Estèphe character and is drinking perfectly now. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the estate.