Chateau Cos D'Estournel 1989 Wine Review (NW)
Huge nose fills the glass with dark berries, tar, anise, and floral notes
Lively, fruity core
Good finish, with floral and berry notes
This wine tastes young and exciting. It was lively in the glass and showed no signs of age. The bouquet took a while to develop, but when it did, it was really nice.
The restaurant sommelier decanted this wine for the table, so it had plenty of time to evolve in the decanter and in the glass. It was heavily accented at first by dark berries and a dark tar flavor, but showed more floral notes as it got some air.
Tasting this wine was a real treat, but I didn't catch the price. I think it was in the neighborhood of $400 or so. When offered an '89 Bordeaux, never pass it up. That's just good advice for all wine lovers. Raise a glass!