Cos d'Estournel 1996

Current Market Price: £1,535.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Cos d'Estournel, 1996

Tasting Notes Cos d'Estournel 1996

93

Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this is a huge, backward wine. The 1996 possesses an opaque purple color, as well as pure aromatics consisting of cassis, grilled herbs, coffee, and toasty new oak. Massive in the mouth, and one of the most structured and concentrated young Cos d'Estournels I have ever tasted, this thick, structured, tannic wine has closed down significantly since bottling. It requires 7-8 years of cellaring, and should last for 30-35 years. It is a fabulous Cos, but patience is required. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
90

Tasted at the Cos d’Estournel dinner at St. John. This is rather disappointing compared to other vintages. The nose is relatively lightweight, earthy and leathery but lacking real character and vigour. Just a hint of coconut emerges with time from the new oak. The palate is linear, medium-bodied, balanced but it does not really take you anywhere. What you might describe as a “pointed” wine, rather than fanning out towards the finish. I expected more. Drink now-2016. Tasted March 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2009

Cos d'Estournel Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cos d'Estournel 2018 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,510.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2017 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,132.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,606.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2016 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £900.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2015 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,310.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2014 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £970.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2013 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £934.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2012 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,040.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2011 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £930.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2010 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,780.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,400.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2009 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,250.00 6x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2008 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,065.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2007 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £982.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2006 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,036.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2005 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,700.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2004 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £950.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2003 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,675.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2002 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,114.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2001 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,220.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,580.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1999 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,152.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1998 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,208.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1997 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,044.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1996 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,535.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1995 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,650.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1990 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £2,030.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1989 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,550.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £1,605.00 12x75cl
Cos d'Estournel 1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel £3,144.00 12x75cl