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1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estephe, France

Wine Notes

Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855.

Tasting note: Still youthful and fresh. Great bottle of Cos at its peak - combines nuances of flavours ranging from leather, wood, cedar and blackberry fruit. Love Cos from the 80s which is much lighter and more elegant that recent vintages. Tasted in: Tianjin, China. Maturity: Drink. (16-Oct-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $491   From: $376   To: $677

Search Rank 15 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 15th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 18th

Score: 93   When to drink: 1998 to 2028
The Wine-Searcher score of 93/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
94/100   2000+
93/100   1998 to 2012
18.5/20   1998 to 2028
18/20   2002 to 2004
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.


  • Saint-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux and gives its name to the red wine appellation AOC Saint-Estephe. Situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region on the gravelly western shores of the Gironde estuary, Saint-Estephe is separated from its famous neighbor, Pauillac, only by a stream, yet there are significant differences between them.

  • The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and ...more

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