Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

$215

The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with impressive depth and richness. It possesses more power, weight, and tannin than the more opulent and currently more charming 1985. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

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.

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.

9.2

Brent Clayton Delectable Pro

Finally open for business! Bold, structured, balanced.

Finally open for business! Bold, structured, balanced.

9.3

Landon Donley Delectable Pro

A present to my wife on her birthday...her birth year from a producer she’s always wanted to try...

A present to my wife on her birthday...her birth year from a producer she’s always wanted to try...

9.2

Matt Nason Delectable Pro

Amazing.

Amazing.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark scarlet. Almost opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of raspberry, ripe plum, menthol, tobacco leaf, mint and some blue fruit. In the first few hours this shows nicely with a good balance of fruit and structure. Later in the night the fruit fades a bit, and you're left with acidity and some dryness. Had this rated higher early on but it declined a bit over the evening.

Dark scarlet. Almost opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of raspberry, ripe plum, menthol, tobacco leaf, mint and some blue fruit. In the first few hours this shows nicely with a good balance of fruit and structure. Later in the night the fruit fades a bit, and you're left with acidity and some dryness. Had this rated higher early on but it declined a bit over the evening.

9.3

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Very good but the tannins came thru after a while . Probably won’t get any better since the fruit will start to die as it gets older .

Very good but the tannins came thru after a while . Probably won’t get any better since the fruit will start to die as it gets older .

9.2

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Heavy bottle stink on pop, then decant. Couldn't really touch this for about 2.5-3 hours until the nose collected itself. Well tanned leather, moist soil and ripe cherry notes eventually evident in the nose. Mineral cherry on the palate, the bottle was really starting to sing at about 4 hours, then it was gone. Really love the Cos d' in all vintages!

Heavy bottle stink on pop, then decant. Couldn't really touch this for about 2.5-3 hours until the nose collected itself. Well tanned leather, moist soil and ripe cherry notes eventually evident in the nose. Mineral cherry on the palate, the bottle was really starting to sing at about 4 hours, then it was gone. Really love the Cos d' in all vintages!

9.2

Rebecca Hopkins Delectable Pro

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

Singing. Complex balance@of cigar bitter cocoa leather and fresh tobacco. Terrific.

Singing. Complex balance@of cigar bitter cocoa leather and fresh tobacco. Terrific.

9.3

Peter N Delectable Pro

Beautiful color; minimal sediment. Consistent with online notes, but seemingly mishandled at some point; flat but with moments of beauty.

Beautiful color; minimal sediment. Consistent with online notes, but seemingly mishandled at some point; flat but with moments of beauty.

9.0

David L Delectable Pro

86'

86'

9.2

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