Chateau Cos d’Estournel is named after its 19th century owner, Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel and it was he who built the bizarre oriental edifice that is a landmark for any tourist in the Medoc.
Today Cos d’Estournel is without doubt the leading second growth estate in St Estephe.
It is located in the south of the appellation on the border with Pauillac and its 100 hectare vineyards are superbly sited on a south-facing gravel ridge with high clay content just north of Chateau Lafite, and is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
The Prat family owned the estate who sold in 1998 to the Tailan Group who then sold it in 2000 to Michel Reybier.
The vintages we shall be trying tonight range from 30 years ago to 10 years ago.
1988 1990 1995
2000 2002 2003
2005 2007 2008
The tasting will be accompanied by cold meats and cheese.
Venue: M Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ
Time: 7 pm
Mobility Rating: Flight of steps downstairs (there is a lift)
Nearest Tube: Victoria
Dress: Smart casual
Price p/person: £80.00 Members / Joint Members
Guests / Non Members: £95.00
Organiser: Jeffrey Benson: Tel 020 8673 4439
Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the organiser for last-minute places.