Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel is one of the top Haut-Médoc wine producers in Bordeaux’s St.-Estèphe region. The property sits on 200 acres with an impressive, yet somewhat quirky 19th century château (hand-carved doors imported from Zanzibar and Asian-style pagodas). Proprietor Bruno Brats, who was known internationally as a wine ambassador, famously owned the property and his son Jean-Guillame manages the estate today. The vineyards at this cos are planted with mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes, which produce richly superior deuxième crus reds.
Although classified as a St-Estèphe wine, Château Cos d'Estournel sits across a small stream from Pauillac’s famed Lafite-Rothschild wine estate.