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Chateau Cos d' Estournel 1973

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Chateau Cos d' Estournel 1973 Grand Cru Classe

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Chateau Cos d' Estournel 1973 Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Cos d’Estournel has a long and distinguished history as a Bordeaux wine property in the St. Estephe appellation that is as interesting as the estate’s unique architecture. Thanks to M. Gaspard d’Estournel, which is who the estate was named after, founded Chateau Cos d’Estournel in 1811. It did not take more than a few years before this special Cos d’Estournel became famous with wine lovers and royalty all over the world. In fact, Chateau Cos d’Estournel was exported to numerous countries across the globe, including India. It was the connection to India that inspired much of the design we see at Cos d’Estournel today.

Skipping ahead to 1830, to commemorate Cos d’Estournel being sold in India, the owner, M. Gaspard constructed the famous Pagodas and design of Cos d’Estournel which we still see today. After the death of M. Gaspard in 1852, Cos d’Estournel was sold and sold again before being it was pruchased by Fernand Ginestet in 1917. That purchase was the beginning of the modern era for Cos d’Estournel. Decades later, the grandchildren of Fernand Ginestet, Jean-Marie, Yves and Bruno Prats took over ownership and management of Cos d’Estournel. Bruno Prats sold the property to the Merlaut family, owners of the Taillan Group in 1998. The next era in the development of Chateau Cos d’Estournel took place in 2000, when Cos d’Estournel was bought by the young, wealthy Michel Reybier

Keeping things in the family, Michel Reybier hired the son of Bruno Prats, Jean-Guillaume Prats to manage Cos d’Estournel. hings moved from good to better thanks to the efforts of the younger Prats who helped design the most modern wine making facilities in the entire Bordeaux wine making appellation. A complete renovation of Cos d’Estournel took place in not only the wine making facilities and cellars, but in parts of the chateau as well. While the wine making facilities are completely modern, in their 100% gravity design, the outward appearance retained the original design and feeling that has always been a part of Cos d’Estournel. The 91 hectare vineyard of Chateau Cos d’Estournel are located close to the border between Pauillac and St. Estephe.

The vineyard of Chateau Cos d’Estournel is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. On average, the vines are 35 years of age. But the estate has old vines as well. Part of the terroir is situated on the hill of Cos, which is at a good elevation for the Medoc at 65 feet. Cos, which is translated from old Gascon speech means the hill of pebbles, which aptly describes the terroir along with clay, gravel, sand and a limestone base. Because the fruit is grown close to the Atlantic ocean in a cool climate, it is often among the last of the properties in the Medoc to harvest. The vineyard is managed by teams and each team member is given 45,000 vines to look after.

Producent Chateau Cos d' Estournel
Jaar 1973
Appellation Saint Estephe
Climat -
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 2
Conditie ms
Waardering Nee