Chateau Cos d’Estournel, Saint Estephe Second Growth, moved from good to better in 2000 when it was bought by the industrious Michel Reybier. With the help of previous owner, Jean-Guillaume Prats, they designed the most modern wine-making facilities in the entire Bordeaux appellation at the time. It’s a marvel from an architectural point of view, with its unique blend of simplicity and modern technology.
The 100 hectares vineyard is planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
This is one of the vintages from Cos that seems to pull out all the stops. The fruit is so rich, the texture so dense, and deep flavors of chocolate back up the huge structure. It does work in its magnificent, flamboyant way. And at the end, the acidity does its part and gives the wine a final lift.