Reply to "Cos d'Estournel 1998 and 1999"

1989 Cos - Nose of Sweet Almonds with rich plummy fruit. On the palate the fruit shifts in to a more black current/cassis profile followed by a tremendous full bodied finish with just a hint of alcohol heat.

1988 Cos - The nose is simmilar to the 89 albeit a touch thinner. Black fruits persist on the palate/ hints of tar and leather balanced with good acidity in the long finish.

These were tasted at an 82-95 vertical tasting last year.
For the money the 88 is a great buy. 89 is drinking well compared to the 90 which is still young. The 95 needs astroglide, give it a few more years. The 86 and of course the 82 are also exceptional.

[Big Grin]
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