Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, gave his name to the estate after founding in 1811. Chateau Cos d’Estournel was one of the first Bordeaux chateaux to bottle, label and sell their own wine. This practice continued until the death of Louis Gaspard d’Estournel in 1852. If you’re at the property, the statue on the bench in the front courtyard is of the founder, Louis Gaspard d’Estournel.
In 2018, the estate released COS100, produced from their oldest Merlot vines that were 100 years of age, as they planted in 2015. The 2015 COS100 made for only one vintage is limited in production, 100 Jeroboams, (3 litres) and 10 Balthazars (12 litres) and a few other sizes were produced from only 2 barrels of wine.
Chateau Cos d’Estournel are making one of the most exciting Bordeaux wines today. The wines are rich, sensuous, age worthy, concentrated, refined, powerful, elegant and tannic. They are meant to age. Even though these wines are packed, everything is in perfect balance. The perfume offers a unique incense quality, that is not found in other Bordeaux wines.