A Second Growth Grand Cru from Saint-Estephe in Bordeaux, the 54 year-old Bordeaux, the 1966 Cos D’Estournel was holding well, and scored 19+ points on the Dionysian Scale of a possible 20. It cost $14 back then, is worth a thousand dollars now, and their newest releases like the 2015 (which will be very similar) sells for a few hundred dollars.


The wine sang out for rack of lamb, just as they show it off at the Chateau.  A+

The aroma had leather mixed with Virginia tobacco hints, and behind that was still a lingering red currant. After decanting, we began to savor it immediately fearing the wine might break down quickly, but just like the 1900 I had of the same wine back in 2000, it held together throughout the entire meal.

I plan to host a small Dionysian symposium of only 1960’s wines later on during 2020.   In Vino Veritas.