Wine Chateau Cos d'Estournel (Saint Estephe) AOC 2-er Grand Cru Classe, 1995
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Wine rich ruby-red color.
The wine has a very dense taste - harmonious, with great potential, well-integrated tannins.
The wine has a rich aroma with notes of ripe berries and spices, complemented by hints of roasted coffee and vanilla.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
The founder of Chateau Cos d'Esturnel Louis Gaspard d'Esturnel, born in 1762, the year of the reign of Louis XV and lived 91 years there was only one passion: Chateau Cos. Having inherited a small vineyard, in 1811 he produced the first wine and decided to devote himself vinification, experimenting with varieties and their treatment. Fast enough wine Cos d'Estournel surpassed in popularity many of the most prestigious wines and even began to export to India. Louis even earned the nickname "the Maharajah of Saint Estephe." Cos d'Estournel wine drinking Queen Victoria and the Russian tsars. And the Emperor Napoleon III loved these wines so that the palace Tyuilrion supplied several thousand bottles. A year before his death, in 1852, Louis sells Chateau. And two years after the death of its creator, the imperial classification of 1855 placing Cos d'Estournel at the head of the region Saint-Estephe. Changed a lot of owners in 2000. Château falls into the hands of Michel Reybera, which aims to maintain the high standards of the castle, constantly striving for perfection, at the same time, continuing the style initiated by Louis Gaspard d'Esturnel. Thanks to his efforts, the wine Château Cos d'Esturnel can be seen today in the private wine bars rich wine lovers throughout Europe, Asia and America.
Like novelist, which supports the same style in different novels, wine Grand Cru able to express their particular style in various years. Kos d'Esturnel was, in terms of lovers of fine wines, the archetype of a certain style of masculine elegance, which combines enormous power with grace and gentleness.
Young Kos d'Esturnel, expressive intensity on its structure and explosive fruit flavors, 10-30 years later, in adulthood, turns into wine with a delightful softness and complex flavor. Some vintages show a striking restraint and retain excellent flavor even after a century!