Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 44 555
Lot 76
  • Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe; 1990; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 44 555

About this Item

1990 Saint-Estèphe
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Today Cos d'Estournel is without doubt the leading estate in St-Estéphe. It is located in the south of the appellation on the border with Pauillac and its vineyards are superbly sited on a south-facing gravel ridge with a high clay content, just north of Lafite. Cos d'Estournel was given its name in 1811 from founder Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. Its popularity spread among wine lovers and royalty and soon the wines were being exported globally. With a large portion of the exports going to India, the château was influenced by, and took inspiration from India as can be seen in the unique Indian designs in Cos d'Estournel today.

Provenance

Private Client wine stored at Great Domaines

Critics Ratings

‘Good dark healthy garnet colour. Classic sweet mature claret. Just the job! Long and beautiful balance.’ – Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 19/20 (Aug 2022)

‘Not as concentrated as the 1982, or as most of the vintages made since 2001, the 1990 Cos has reached full maturity. It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs, and spring flowers. Expansive, round, and sensual, with wonderful purity as well as lushness, this irresistible wine can be enjoyed over the next 6-10 years.’ – Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Jun 2009)

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