Cos d'Estournel 1999
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£1,220.00||1 cs|
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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)
Tasted at the Cos d’Estournel dinner at St. John. This has a ripe strawberry, blackberry almost floral nose although there is a slight ephemeral quality to it. Lacks the dimension of say the ’90 or the ’00. Traits of raspberry, scorched earth and a touch of cedar/mint emerging with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, good acidity, quite rounded and harmonious, but it is a two rather than three-dimensional wine. It seems to be more Merlot driven than other vintages, although the tarry foursquare finish is attractive if not intellectual. This is a moderate success, nothing more. Drink now-2018. Tasted March 2009.
– eRobertParker.com, November 2009