A year which was marked by a great lack of water in summer and by harvesting carried out in perfect conditions.
1988 is a vintage typical of the Médoc. Built like a Romanesque cathedral with all that is necessary to seduce in conditions of austerity. A very generous, wild bouquet with hints of red fruits, roast, pear, bilberry, fur, liquorice. Full and concentrated in the mouth, it is stout and very munchy. An imposing finish. A wine which will benefit greatly as it ages.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Producer||Château Cos d'Estournel|
|Grapes||70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot – 85% new oak barrels|
|Pairing||Rich game dishes|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Like a novelist who maintains the same style in different novels, a Grand Cru wine can express a certain style in different years.
Cos d’Estournel has become, in the eyes of lovers of fine wines, the archetype of a certain style of masculine elegance in which immense power is combined with grace and smoothness.
Impressive when young for the intensity of its structure and explosive fruit, Cos d’Estournel evolves slowly to arrive, when completely mature after.
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