Located in the north of the Médoc, on the Saint-Estèphe hill, Château Cos d'Estournel rises majestically. Like a Maharadjah's palace, the château and its pagodas surprise and captivate the eye. In 1791, Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel inherited hectares of vines and had the estate built. An adventurer who travelled the world, he was influenced by eastern aesthetics and gave Château Cos d'Estournel its unique architecture in the Médoc. Owned by Michel Reybier since 2000, Château Cos d'Estournel continues to shine its light on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, joining the ranks of the world's greatest wines and distinguishing itself by its unique style and beauty while constantly striving for excellence.
A major name among the great wines of Saint-Estèphe, Château Cos d'Estournel enjoys an exceptional geographical location. Indeed, its vineyard is located on the edge of the plateau, in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary. The vineyard thus benefits from a maritime climate while being protected from inclement weather. The vines are planted on two slopes and a central plateau, benefiting from ideal exposure and good ventilation.
Cabernet Sauvignon (78%)
Cabernet Franc (2%)
Petit Verdot (1%).
The colour is dense and deep, unveiling a lovely black hue, adorned with subtle blue-ish higlights.
The nose releases delicious scents of crushed blackberries, licorice and cedar.
The palate delights with its combination of precision, tension and freshness. The tannic structure is elegant and tempers the powerful character of this bottle. The retronasal palate is delicious, bringing out the same scents of the nose. The overall impression confirms that this is a dazzling, distinguished wine with exceptional ageing potential.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way to notions of potpourri, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus touches of dried sage, tobacco and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and very lively acidity supporting the remarkable intensity of tightly wound fruit layers, finishing very long and fragrant. Give it another 4-5 years in bottle and this will be stunning!