St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Shay A
9.2

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Enjoyable and drank younger than its age. I always get a cherry swisher sweets note with St Estephe wines. Very tart black cherries, currant, tart plum and herbs all over this wine. Tannins still holding up nicely. Not getting better, but will probably hold for a bit. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.
— 7 days ago

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Mark Turner

Mark Turner

@Shay A thanks for the reference point. I find the same with Cos drinks younger than its age.

Château Calon-Ségur

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A wine still in its infancy..
— 10 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Amazing. Cheers!
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Nice! ♥️

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JKT
9.0

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