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One of the greatest wines of the Médoc and the premier château in Saint-Estèphe. Purchased from Bruno Prats by the Taillan Group, who also own GRUAUD-LAROSE, in 1998 and then by Michel Reybier in 2000, Jean-Guillaume Prats remained in charge of the property and enhanced the exceptional standards laid down by the Prats family there throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. After a dip in the late 1990s the wine has been right back on form.. Using sophisticated vinification including must concentration, malolactic in barrel and new oak for ageing, the wine is very powerful as well as opulent. It should, however, show remarkable depth and harmony with a decade or more in the cellar. The second wine was originally called MARBUZET, which is itself a Cru Bourgeois, but is now labelled Les Pagodes de Cos. Reybier’s massive investment in state-of-the-art technology has helped Prats to bring the level of this estate to new heights. However, Prats’ departure at the beginning of 2013 has thrown some doubts as to whether the new management team can emulate the undoubted level of success achieved by him during the 12 years that he was in charge. Only time will tell.

Producer profile

Area under vines: 91 hectares
Soils: gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 8000 to 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 78%
  • Merlot 19%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%
  • Petit verdot 1%

Second wine: Les Pagodes De Cos
  • Grape varieties:
    • Merlot 58%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
    • Cabernet Franc 2%

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    Cos d'Estournel, Saint Estèphe, Gironde, France
    Type Wine
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe
    Les Pagodes de Cos Saint Estephe
    La Goulee Medoc
    Type Wine
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2004
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Les Pagodes de Cos Saint Estephe - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2010
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2008
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2006
    6x150cl - 3 case(s)
    Les Pagodes de Cos Saint Estephe - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 1988
    4x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 1988
    4x150cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2005
    6x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Type Wine
    Type Wine
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2017
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2016
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2005
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2010
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2003
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2009
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 2015
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 1929
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 1952
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe - 1982
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