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CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL, 2008

SAINT ESTEPHE

“An impressive success, monumental body and texture with an indescribable tannins harmony, the current art’s triumph of Medoc winemaking.” Bettane and Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES

85% of cabernet sauvignon, 13% of merlot, 2% of cabernet franc

AROMAS Blackcurrant, cherry, plum, smoke, spices
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Parmentier of candied duck, poached egg with truffle

MARK 95/100
CLASSIFICATION 2nd Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Estèphe
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Regular price 193,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 65% of cabernet sauvignon, 35% of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot
White verieties: 66% of sauvignon blanc, 34% of semillon

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 88 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 300,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Deep gravel plateau where two slopes are on gravel and clay soils

Histoire et anecdotes

The history of the Cos d’Estournel which is located in Saint-Estèphe, started in 1811 when Louis Gaspard d’Estournel bought vines, in addition to those he already inherited. The origin of the name “Cos”, which means “hill of stones” in old Gascon, highlights the estate’s ideal location. The Château architecture is unique with magnificent pagodas, a door which came from Zanzibar and many ornaments which remind of the exoticism of the Orient. The estate’s wines were exported to India during the 19th century. In 1855, Cos d’Estournel was classified as Second Grand Cru. In 2000, Michel Reybier became the owner of the château.

The founder, Louis Gaspard D’Estournel, is nicknamed the Saint-Estèphe maharajah because of his open-mindedness and Orient fascination. In 2004, the Cos D’Estournel 2001 vintage was ranked within the Wine Spectator Top 100 thanks to its 94/100 mark. For the 2016 vintage, Cos D’Estournel was scored with the perfect mark of 100/100 by Robert Parker and James Suckling.

CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES

85% of cabernet sauvignon, 13% of merlot, 2% of cabernet franc

AROMAS Blackcurrant, cherry, plum, smoke, spices
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Parmentier of candied duck, poached egg with truffle

MARK 95/100
CLASSIFICATION 2nd Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Estèphe
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL