On the 20th anniversary of his purchase of the estate, Michel Reybier has brought to fruition a project close to his heart: the restoration of the original Cos d'Estournel property. In this way, this owner who is also an aesthete pays homage to Louis Gaspard d'Estournel, by making the latter's architectural vision a reality: Château Cos d'Estournel, a temple to wine and, a few hundred metres away, Château de Pomys, the former private residence of the so-called 'Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe'. The works on this building, which was repurchased in 2016 and renamed the Maison d'Estournel, were finished in midsummer.
In this place, which blends in beautifully with the surrounding greenery, visiting gastronomes are invited to try the cooking of young chef Emilien Deschamps, who gives pride of place to the produce of his kitchen garden, and to follow their meal with a stay in one of 14 beautifully appointed bedrooms laid out by British architect and interior decorator Alex Michaelis. At Cos d'Estournel, a certain style of living is as carefully cultivated as the surrounding vines.
This year, the estate's terroir has once again brought forth a remarkable expression of its full range of possibilities. With the assistance of the estate's teams, Cos d'Estournel 2019 has proved a great seducer. Director Charles Thomas finds in it "an impetuousness, but also a remarkable freshness".