(RP=89) One of the most successful Medocs of the vintage, Cos d'Estournel's 1993 exhibits an opaque dark purple color, and a heady, sweet, pure, blackcurrant bouquet that roars from the glass. With surprising richness, fat, and glycerin, tasters would never suspect that this medium-bodied, elegant yet authoritatively-flavored wine emerged from such a difficult vintage. The wine's low acidity and roundness guarantees 12-14 years of drinkability. This is a splendid success in an irregular vintage. Cos d'Estournel is clearly producing wines that are often of first-growth potential. (WS=88) Cos-d'Estournel never lets you down in a vintage. Pretty blackberry character hints of mocha and chocolate. Medium-bodied, adding velvety tannins and toasted oak finish. Drinkable now, but better in 1998.