An exceptional year with the earliest harvesting of the century. This 1989 Cos d'Estournel has an intense colour. A bouquet with complex aromas of burnt wood, spices, coffee and ripe fruits. Admirable in the mouth for the melting tannins and the velvetiness of its texture. A fleshy tight-knit structure which opens out fully. A Saint-Estephe with a wonderfully persistent in the mouth. To be drunk now and to be laid.
Château Cos d'Estournel 1989
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1989 Cos d'Estournel is very good, but uninspiring. The 1989, although good, does not live up to expectations given the terroir and the vintage. Its deep ruby color is followed by a spicy vanillin, curranty nose, medium body, excellent depth, but a monolithic personality. It possesses neither the concentration nor dimension of the exceptional 1990. The 1989 possesses some hard tannin in the finish, but it is well-integrated with the wine's ripe fruit. Look for this wine to drink well for the next 15+ years.