Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1971 *730ml* - Bottom Neck
Chateau Cos d'Estournel is located between Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, separated from Chateau Lafite by the stream known as La Jalle du Breuil (The Breuil Brook), the hill of Cos dominates the Gironde from the height of almost 65 feet.
Wine Advocate 89-90
First tasted in November 2001 when it blew away Lafite/Mouton 81 at a dinner! Ripe earthy/herbal nose. Great ripeness on the palate: very smooth and seductive. Well-integrated tannins - a lovely elegant mouth-feel. Medium-bodied, a touch of dryness but still a classy wine and impressive for the vintage. Tasted again in July 2005. Always one of my favourite wines from my birth year. A fragrant, leafy, herbaceous nose. Refined and delicate on the palate, but retaining good vigor and cohesion. Earthy, tobacco-infused black fruits on the finish.