Cos dEstournel St Estephe 1978
18 Aug 2020
A whiff and the bouquet possessed an undoubtedly signature Cos d’Estournel character of creaminess and compact tea leaves. At the age of 42, it’s at it’s prime drinking window, with totally resolved tannins, while soft and feminine characters took the limelight of the content. The vineyard was situated probably Par 4 away from Lafite Rothschild, my go-to wine for 1978 Bordeaux still firmly stick to Pauillac’s Lafite Rothschild. Cos do share some common characters of Lafite Rothschild 1978, although not immediately obvious. I find the fruits a bit thin, and the obvious lack of strong oak infused wine like the vintages post-1996 was not as attractive as post-1996 wines. However, it still remain pleasantly elegant to drink the whole night.