Chateau Cos d'Estournel
Chateau Cos d'Estournel has been designated as a Second Growth estate in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, an exceptional status shared by just a few, including Chateau Montrose and Chateau Lascombes.
- 100 Point Vintages: 2003, 2009, 2010
- Most Popular For: Opulent, concentrated flavors and aging capability
- Highest Achievement: Being one of the earliest Bordeaux estates to implement gravity-flow winemaking
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, Chateau Cos d'Estournel has a long history of producing exemplary wines. The estate is currently owned by Michel Reybier, who has meticulously upheld its legacy. Winemaker Dominique Arangoïts continues the tradition of crafting wines with a precise blend of innovation and time-honored techniques.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Spread across 91 hectares, the vineyard is primarily planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, contributing to the wine's unparalleled structure and complexity. In an extraordinary move, the estate employs double sorting and a unique vinification method for each individual parcel, enhancing the terroir's expression. The estate's wines are notoriously hard to obtain due to limited annual production.
Aging & Investment Value
Chateau Cos d'Estournel's wines have shown a stable growth trajectory in the market, both in terms of appreciation and investment value. With aging potential upwards of 30 years, especially for their top vintages, these wines are an ideal choice for long-term collectors.