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A conspicuous “super second leader” 《Chateau Cos d'Estourne》



The chateau is located on a hill called "Cos", which means "gravel hill" in old words, at the southern end of Saint-Estèphe. Located on the northern border of Pauillac, it is in a great location overlooking the first-class Chateau Lafite Rothschild. and the cooling system were renewed, and the chateau was reborn as an ultra-modern facility. While inheriting the DNA of Cos d'Estournel, which has been handed down from generation to generation, it incorporates innovative brewing methods and refines its quality to solidify its reputation. Robert Parker, a well-known critic of Cos d'Estournel, said, "The second-class king of the rating, a super second that is almost first-class," and Hugh Johnson, "The most sophisticated of Saint-Estèphe's wines. The high quality has always fascinated Bordeaux fans.


“The soil and viticulture of Château Cos d'Estournel”


The soil of Château Cos d'Estournel is characterized by the goodness of both gravel and clay. A 2001 study found that it is an ideal land with 20 types of finely intertwined soil. As a result of this survey, grape varieties suitable for growing soil and sunshine conditions were planted, taking into consideration the age of the vines.


Merlot is planted on clay and limestone soils in the eastern part of the vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon is planted in plateau areas with ideal drainage.


“Climate and brewing methods of Château Cos d'Estournel”


The climate is maritime and the location is not susceptible to extreme climate change. The relatively mild winters and the lack of heatwaves in the summer make it ideal for viticulture. There is also a breeze that blows through the château, keeping the grapes healthy and protected from moisture. Geographically, geologically, and climatically, it can be said that it is the best rich chateau for viticulture.


With a great passion for winemaking, Château Cos d'Estunnel is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Especially since 2000, we have invested heavily in winemaking research and analysis.


Making traditional wines with state-of-the-art technology is a tribute to Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, who made this chateau famous for his daring and technical excellence. It can be said that


Since 2003, primary fermentation has been carried out in stainless steel tanks, and a stone has been thrown into winemaking that uses traditional barrel fermentation. Temperatures are controlled and controlled for precise winemaking.


Gravity-based winemaking processes gently transport the grape juice without pumping. (In normal winemaking, the juice is pumped from barrel to barrel.) You can produce a natural and gentle wine that does not apply excessive force to the winemaking.


《Main brands of Chateau Cos d’Estournel》


◉Chateau Cos d'Estournel Red

A great wine that combines the strength and elegance of Merlot with the soft body of Saint-Estèphe. Especially since 2000, the quality is high, and in the 2009 vintage, it was the first parka to get a perfect score of 100.


It has been said for a long time that Chateaux has a high Merlot ratio in the Medoc, but recently there are vintages where Cabernet Sauvignon is close to 80%, and the Cabernet ratio is gradually increasing.


◉ Les Pagodes de Cos (second wine)

Second wine of Chateau Cos d'Estournel. About 50% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. About 50% new barrels. Like the first label, the pagoda is drawn and the label has an oriental impression.

Even though it is second, its reputation is very high, and it boasts a quality that is sufficiently comparable to wines rated 3rd to 4th grade.


◉Chateau Cos d'Estournel White

Cos d'Estournel white wine, first released in 2005. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Within three years of the vintage, you can enjoy the scent of fragrant fruits and flowers. By the 4th and 5th years, the freshness has settled and you can enjoy the rounded depth.


Like the wines from Château Cos d'Estournel, you can enjoy the aroma of exotic spices, ripe berries and rich coffee-like aromas.

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