Château Cos d’Estournel Wine Dinner | Wednesday, June 19
Join us on June 19th for a special wine dinner featuring the esteemed wines of Château Cos d’Estournel, one of the two classified second growth Châteaux in Saint-Estèphe. On hand will be Etienne de Nantes, US Director for the Château, who will be pouring some of their most revered bottlings, including the 2013 Cos d’Estournel Blanc, three tastes of their second label, Les Pagodes de Cos (2009, 2012 & 2014 vintages), and side-by-side pours of their “grand vin” Cos d’Estournel from 2000, 2005 and 2006. Chef Walter Manzke has crafted a spectacular menu to pair alongside this fantastic flight.
Château Cos d’Estournel Wine Dinner
Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 7 pm
Château Cos d’Estournel was founded in 1811 and has continued to act as standard bearer for exceptional Bordeaux since its inception. The Château sits on a steep slope overlooking the meadows of Château Lafite in Pauillac and produces wines just as powerful and long-lived. The grand vin shows best after at least 10-years of age and the 2000/2005 vintages are some of the greatest in Bordeaux ever produced.
“Bordeaux as a winemaking region has been something of a pariah in sommelier communities; prices soared to stratospheric heights and drifted far out of reach for most of us. Thankfully, that is starting to change along with radically improved winemaking techniques, like employing organic viticulture and more transparency in the vineyards. And if you haven’t had Bordeaux recently, I can attest to the vast improvement of quality from start to finish. No longer are the Châteaux favoring over extracted fruit and high alcohol, rather restraint and balance. These are the wines of the 1950s and 1960s and aging beautifully. In fact, Bordeaux is one of the best selling wines at République, whether by the bottle or by the glass. This is one of the most exciting dinners we’ve had in a long time!” — Sam Rethmeier, Wine Director at République