Château Cos d'Estournel
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Second Growth Château Cos d’Estournel is one of the leading wines in St-Estèphe. It came to prominence when Louis Gaspard-d’Estournel took ownership in the 19th century and through his interest in the overseas market and love of adventure, brought it to the attention of British royalty, the Tsar of Russia and customers in the Far East. British Army Officers stationed in India were enjoying Cos d’Estournel in the mid-1800s. Louis, known as the ‘Maharajah de St-Estèphe’, built the fascinating oriental-style pagodas and infused the château and winery with an eclectic mix of styles and influences, many of which can be seen today. The estate lies on a south-facing ridge, in the south of the appellation, and is separated from Château Lafite by little more than a stream - the Jalle du Breuil. Today, Michel Reybier heads the estate and from his inauguration in 2000, has led an extensive study into the unique terrain of the vineyards and installed a state-of-the-art gravity-led winery.