Read Decanter's tasting note for Cos d'Estournel, 2eme Cru, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France 1986 with a vibrant deep colour and masses of spice box on the nose.
Cos d’Estournel, 2eme Cru, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France 1986
Vibrant deep colour, this has masses of spice box and minerals on the nose. Of course, the 86 was famous for its power and tannic structure and this is still muscular and foursquare, but the tannins are beginning to yield and soften.
Very fresh acidity and classic sweet cassis fruit with notes of minerals, underbrush and tobacco. Very pure and long. Impressively, the wine had been decanted two hours previously and was still evolving in the glass more than an hour later.
Taster John Stimpfig
Tasted at: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015