Château Cos d'Estournel

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Château Cos d'Estournel is known as a ‘a super second’ – a left bank Bordeaux growth that is working at a quality level equal to, or approaching, that of a first growth. In fact, Cos d'Estournel consistently produces some of the finest wines on Bordeaux's left bank.

Sited on a gravelly ridge (70 hectares), overlooking the Pauillac-Saint-Estèphe border and the vineyards of Lafite, the magnificent château (boasting an oriental facade carved from golden sandstone) is a fitting monument to its wines – which are more elegant, yet powerful and less angular than its neighbours, due to a high percentage of Merlot in its blends.

Much of today's golden sandstone (and rather exotic) architecture is down to the flamboyant Louis Gaspard d'Estournel who transformed the estate in the 19th century and died just before the estate was classified as a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. The château is currently under the ownership of Merlaut family (of the Taillan Group), aided by Jean-Guillaume Prats of the Prats family who formerly owned the château.

Les Pagodes de Cos is the estate's second wine.

Château Cos d'Estournel

cos d'estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel is known as a ‘a super second’ – a left bank Bordeaux growth that is working at a quality level equal to, or approaching, that of a first growth. In fact, Cos d'Estournel consistently produces some of the finest wines on Bordeaux's left bank.

Sited on a gravelly ridge (70 hectares), overlooking the Pauillac-Saint-Estèphe border and the vineyards of Lafite, the magnificent château (boasting an oriental facade carved from golden sandstone) is a fitting monument to its wines – which are more elegant, yet powerful and less angular than its neighbours, due to a high percentage of Merlot in its blends.

Much of today's golden sandstone (and rather exotic) architecture is down to the flamboyant Louis Gaspard d'Estournel who transformed the estate in the 19th century and died just before the estate was classified as a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. The château is currently under the ownership of Merlaut family (of the Taillan Group), aided by Jean-Guillaume Prats of the Prats family who formerly owned the château.

Les Pagodes de Cos is the estate's second wine.

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  1. Château Cos d'Estournel, 1998

    Château Cos d'Estournel, 1998

    Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2019
    Reviewer Rating: 88 - eRobertParker.com

    "Very masculine, as is the palate that is foursquare, with dusty tannins, cigar box and blackberry leaf. It is very Saint Estephe..." eRobertParker.comr

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  2. Château Cos d'Estournel, 1996

    Château Cos d'Estournel, 1996

    Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2030
    Reviewer Rating: 94 - Stephen Tanzer

    "One of the wines of the vintage, it's a beauty." Wine Spectator

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