Went to a wonderful Cos d'Estournal tasting at Ripple last night put together by my good friend Panos Kakaviatos. Panos did a wonderful job organizing the evening and even got Cos' new director, Aymeric de Gironde, to come and show the wines. Wonderful evening. Started with a new Champagne they are now making called Michel Reybier. Really nice wine. Then, we had (in order tasted), the 2008, 2006, 2004, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1989, 1985, 1982, 2012, 2010 and 2009 Cos. I loved the flight of older wines esp. the 1982. The 1989 was also fabulous, but while it was richer than the 1982 I did not find it as complete. Also, the 1989 probably needs about 5 more years while the 1982 is drinking perfectly right now. I also loved the 2005 and the 1996 - beautiful balanced wines. The 2008, 2006 and 2004 seemed promising, with the 2004 being by far the most drinkable of the three. I found the 2012, 2010 and 2009 too young to really get great handles on. I think my order of preference was 2010, 2012 and then 2009, but I would not have tremendous confidence of replicating that blind.