Vintage notes for 1988 Château Cos d'Estournel, Cru Classé St-Estèphe
1988 - Bordeaux
A vintage of two halves. Rain at the start of the harvest led some producers to pick early, with under-ripe flavours and grainy tannins as a consequence. Those who gathered the crop later were able to produce well-structured and harmonious wines. These have classic balance of fruit, acid and tannin, the epitome of 'old-fashioned' claret.