Chateau Cos D`Estournel 1986

Type:Red

Country:France

Region:Bordeaux

Appellation:St-Estephe

Chateau Cos D`Estournel
Per Bottle£170.99
Per Case (6 bottles)£1,025.94

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Code CDE86R1B


Style

Medium to Full Bodied Reds

Vintage

1986

Grape

Cabernet blend

Alcohol

12.5%

Size

75cl

Drink

Drink / Lay Down

Oak Style

Oaked

Grower

Chateau Cos d`Estournel

Classification

2nd Growth
Louis Gaspard d`Estournel, known as the Maharajah of Saint Estephe, was the founder of Chateau Cos d`Estournel. Having inherited some vines near the village of Cos he quickly recognised the quality of certain amongst them and decided in 1811 to vinify them separately, thus the wines of Chateau Cos d`Estournel were born.

The word "Cos" means hill of pebbles in old Gascon language and it is true that the vineyards of Cos d`Estournel lie on exceptionally deep layers of gravel, forcing the vines to extend further down into the earth while helps concentrate the grape flavours. The vineyards are further aided by a unique microclimate that prevents extreme fluctuations of temperature.

The wines of Cos d`Estournel have become known for a style that is masculine yet elegant & powerful yet smooth. The summer of 1986 was very dry although the grapes were harvested in ideal climatic conditions. The colour is very intense, almost youthful while the bouquet is delicate with hints of cassis, spice

s, liquorice & cedar wood. The tannic structure is elegant yet enormous with a rich fleshy and full palate. Very long in the mouth with considerable virility an great aging potential.

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68% Cabernet Sauvignon
32% Merlot
A wine of great class to be paired with fine traditional red meat dishes such as steak in a pepper or mushroom sauce, roast beef with caramelised vegetables, roast lamb with a herb crust, cheese and herb stuffed mushrooms.
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