1855 Grand Cru Classe – 2nd Growth
The chateau was founded in 1811 by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, whose statue is found on the bench in front of the former vat house, now the most impressive tasting room. The estate changed hands several times. Since 2000, the chateau is owned by Michel Reybier, a food industry mogul.
Cos d’Estournel is also known for its remarkable architecture in the Indian style.
The property is adjacent to Chateau Lafite Rothschild, but belongs to the St Estephe appellation. “Cos” stands for “hill of pebbles” in old Gascon dialect.
The Second Growth Cos d’Estournel is known for its powerful and extravagant wines. The wines are often at the top of the world’s best wines list. Several recent vintages of Cos D’Estournel have been given 100 Parker points and highly rated by other wine critics.
The chateau houses a gastronomic restaurant and a hotel Maison D’Estournel.
Cos d’Estournel offers verticall tastings:
After a thorough course in the vineyard, you will discover the mysteries of the surprising gravity-flow cellar and end your visit with a tasting:
· “In the steps of the Maharajah” (2h-3h): the tasting includes one vintage of Pagodes de Cos, four of Cos d’Estournel (2011, 2008, 2003 and 2002) and one of Cos d’Estournel Blanc
· “The Maharajah treasures” (2h-3h): includes the tasting of 4 legendary vintages of Cos d’Estournel such as 2016, 2009, 2005 and 1982, Pagodes de Cos 2016, and a vintage of Cos d’Estournel Blanc
Cos D’Estournel, Grand Cru Classe
Pagodes de Cos, AOC Saint Estephe
Goulee by Cos D’Estournel
Cos D’Estournel Blanc
56% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot