A 2nd classified growth benefitting from a rich terroir of gravel, which lends an aristocratic and exotic personality to this wine, Château Cos d'Estournel is a 2nd classified growth produced in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The 1996 vintage of this "super second" blends 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot.
Concentrated and structured in its youth, the 1996 vintage of Château Cos d'Estournel opens up significantly. It reveals a beautiful and intense colour, giving off on the nose candied and fruity fragrances. On the palate this wine displays toasted flavours, cassis and undergrowth, with splendid, silky tannins. The flavourful and radiant finish proves this to be an exceptional wine.