Cos d'Estournel 1982

SubregionSt Estephe

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Tasting Notes

This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish. It appears to have hit full maturity, but it can easily be held in a cold cellar for another 10+ years.

Score: 95Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009

Score: 96Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

A spectacular performance for this wine, Cos d'Estournel's 1982 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color with light pink at the rim. Sweet aromas of jammy black fruits intermixed with roasted espresso and vanillin jump from the glass of this young, concentrated, full-bodied, succulent effort. An opulent texture, low acidity, and splendidly pure, concentrated, blackberry and cassis fruit suggest this 1982 can be drunk now, or cellared for another 15-20 years. An awesome wine!

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000

Score: 96Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

This 1982 is atypically thick, super-concentrated,rich, and powerful. The tannin is more aggressive, but the wine still reveals fabulous inner core of sweet, jammy, black currant and black cherry fruit. It has at least 20 years of life remaining.

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (102), December 1995

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