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January 14, 2009

Cos d'Estournel tasting

Château Cos d'Estournel wine tasting organized by Altaya Wines. The tasting was held upstairs at Classified.

We tasted 11 wines in all - 9 vintages of the Grand Vin (2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1988 and 1982) as well as the 2006 and 1996 Les Pagodes de Cos.

Unsurprisingly, I thought that the 2003 and 2005 were both excellent wines, although the 2005 really needed time to open up. Both are very concentrated and sweet - more "New World" style. 1997 Bordeaux wines have been drinking very well over the last 2-3 years, and this one is no exception. 1995 and 1996 are a pair of classic wines. I didn't get to taste any of the 1982, because I was just too busy chatting with friends and didn't get to it before people sucked it up... And I thought that the 1996 Pagodes was a pretty good wine.

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