The new wine, named COS100, is made from a parcel of 100 year-old Merlot vines planted at Cos d’Estournel by women during the First World War.
The wine, named ‘COS100’, comes from the Bordeaux 2015 vintage and will only be available in large format bottles.
Only 100 double magnums (3 litres) and 10 balthazars (12 litres) were bottled – by hand – from two barrels.
‘With COS100, I want to pay tribute to the terroir, and to acknowledge the women who, more than a hundred years ago, courageously worked in the vineyard to ensure the continuity of the estate,’ Cos d’Estournel owner and businessman Michel Reybier was quoted as saying in French financial paper Les Echos.
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