Colour: Pale golden yellow.
Aroma: Strong nose of toasty oak, papaya and grapefruits. Peachy minerally with floral retronasal notes.
Palate: A dry elegant body, sophisticated and quite enchanting. Medium bodied with a long lingering finish, pleasant to be drunk on its own, as an aperitif with olives or paired with meaty, oily fish.
Grape Varieties: 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.
History of Chateau Cos d’Estournel
Chateau Cos d’Estournel lies at the entrance to Saint-Estèphe, ideally situated at the heart of an undulating landscape in the northern Médoc. The estate’s rolling contours served as inspiration for its name; ”cos” is derived from the word for “hill of pebbles” in the old Gascon dialect. Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Cos d’Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines.
The chateau is often referred to as “”super second,”” meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d’Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture.