Château Cos d'Estournel
Cos d’Estournel, a classified Second Growth in Saint-Estèphe, has changed ownership several times, but the most notable contribution to quality has been that of the Prats family.
Bruno Prats owned and ran the property from 1970-1998, making several improvements that yielded great wines before selling the estate to the Merlaut family. Michael Reybier purchased the estate in 2000 from the Merlauts and then hired Bruno’s son, Jean Guillaume Prats, who continued to make strides in quality including lowering yields, modernizing the cellars, and introducing gravity flow to the winery.
Cos, which in Gascon means “hill of pebbles,” is among the top producers in Bordeaux, perennially making wines that seamlessly balance power and elegance with a unique aromatic and flavor profile imparted by the soil and cool maritime breezes.