Appellation | Saint Estèphe
Classification | Fifth Growth, Grand Cru Classé
Grape | 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | Aged in oak barrels, 50% in new casks
Tasting notes | "Baked blackcurrants, blackberry preserves and boysenberries with touches of sautéed herbs, smoked meats and tar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, fine-grained frame and background freshness supporting the elegant black fruit and savory layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note" Robert Parker
Paring | Fillet steak with mushrooms, Duck breast with green pepper, Leg of lamb with green beans and rich grave sauce
Drinking | Best 2024-2042
Critics/Awards | 92/100 Wine Enthusiast
Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).
The Château takes its name from its geographical location on the hill of Cos and from the name of François Labory, owner until 1845. Monsieur d'Estournel will then acquire it before reselling it to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. It was finally George Weber who bought the property in the 1930s, before bequeathing it to his daughter and son-in-law, François AUDOY in 1959.
In 1971, the couple also acquired the neighboring vineyard, Château Andron Blanquet. Their sons will work alongside them for a few years on the two estates before Bernard, the eldest, takes the reins of the estates. A man of the field with calm and reassuring strength, he has always lived in Saint-Estèphe and perfectly embodies his wine and the appellation he has chaired since 2000.
Current owner: Audoy Family
Soils: Graves günziennes on marl-limestone base
Vines: On average 35 years of age