1996 Cos d’Estournel

Posted on Jan 20, 2018

st estephe french bordeaux wine1996 Cos d’Estournel

We had big expectations for this wine and it didn’t disappoint. It took some time to open up to the point that when first opened, we were worried it might be off. After a two hour decant it started to sing! Dark red in colour, it’s a very complex wine revealing notes of plum, cherry, blackberry, earth and tobacco. A lovely textured mouth feel with a very nice long finish. Still seems to have time but we thoroughly enjoyed it.



  1. californiagirl@napafoodandvine.com'

    Awesome article! I need to decant more before tipping out.

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    • We’re so glad we did! We originally thought it might be off and when we revisited it after two hours, it was outstanding (lesson learned)!

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