Red

1979 Château Cos d'Estournel

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 1992 - 2007 (Edit)
CT89.9 40 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • acyso wrote: 88 points

    June 5, 2022 - Vinetasters: This and That (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. I liked this much less than another recent bottle of this (though they were from the same lot). This had a bit of a pruney/balsamic nose, but does taste much better than it smells. Some plummy notes, with the fruit still surprisingly dominant after all these years. Fully resolved; at this point, it's really just a question of bottle variation.

  • popasq wrote: 88 points

    February 21, 2022 - This was disappointing, really not a lot to remember.

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    December 5, 2021 - Vinetasters: Brown Bag (Skokie, IL): Served double blind. Again clearly old Bordeaux. The nose shows lots of leathery characteristics, but with the dark plummy fruit still showing some residual signs of primary qualities, I guessed that this was a decade younger than it was. This was definitely more acid driven and had a coolness which seemed to indicate this wasn't a very ripe vintage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Smurph13 wrote:

    February 1, 2020 - Was a 1978 not 79

  • Brown11 Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 5, 2019 - in a blind sample this wine was presented. it shows up fast the classical bordeaux nose. also the left bank comes classically. one hardly notices the age. however i sorted the wine somewhat under Cos, because the expressiveness was missing something.
    i was betting on a simpler St.Julien/St.Estephe, but 20 years younger.
    So much the greater the pleasure of the second glass after the dissolution.
    From my point of view now ready to drink!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1979
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 000001979701, 087000353176, 616773325433

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (3%)
  • In Cellars 308 (66%)
  • Consumed 146 (31%)

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