Château Cos D'Estournel 2015
Château Cos D'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel is a winery in the AOC Saint-Estephe. Classified as one of the Deuxiemes Cru in the 1855 classification. The property adjoins Chateau Lafite Rothschild in the nearby commune of Pauillac. The name Cos refers to a "pebble hill" in Gascon dialect and the name Cos d'Estournel was given, in 1810, by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel who inherited 12 hectares of vineyards and decided to make his own wine. Enthusiastic about the result, he decides, in 1811, to buy the entire hill. Due to his constant trips overseas, he soon became known as the "Maharadjah of Saint-Estèphe". To celebrate his oriental success, and according to legend, in love with an Indian princess, he decides to build a building in her honor. Thus, in 1830, the mythical Cos Pagoda was born, with its well-known carved wooden door, brought from the Palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar. The Chateau, like many others in the area, changed hands several times throughout history, today being owned by the combined holding company of the Ginestet and Prats, and controlled by Bruno Prats.
Grape: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petite Verdot.
Alcoholic degree: 13.5% Vol.
Serving temperature: between 16 and 18 °C.
Château Cos D'Estournel is deep in color. Asian spices, licorice, coffee and aromas of wet earth open the wine. On the palate, the wine is clean, round and smooth, with a finish of cassis, licorice, cocoa, coffee beans and black cherries.