Read Decanter's tasting note for Cos d'Estournel, 2eme Cru, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France 1996, a light, delicate and elegant wine: one of the vintage.
Cos d’Estournel 1996, 2eme Cru, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France
This has to be one of the wines of the vintage. More deft and cedary than the bigger boned 1986 vintage (also tasted), this is light delicate and elegant. Again, ink and spice on the nose, with stunning cedar and blackcurrant fruit with a touch of undergrowth, graphite and cigar box. Beautifully fresh with sublime melting tannins.
Taster John Stimpfig
Tasted at: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015