Château Cos d’Estournel

Dimitri Augenblick

Thursday, May 10th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, May 11th at the Vintners Dinner & Auction
Saturday, May 12th at the Bordeaux Master Class and Grand Tasting & Auction

On the heights of Saint-Estèphe stand the majestic pagodas of Cos d’Estournel, the legacy of Louis-Gaspard Lacoste de Maniban, Marquis d’Estournel, the “Maharajah of Saint Estèphe”. An audacious man, he went all over the world to extol the merits of his wine and win over new customers. The estate, founded in 1811 on this gravelly hillside of Cos, was fashioned over the years by this visionary, and still today it allows for cultivation of a terroir with a remarkable complexity and richness.

Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel, Second Growth in 1855, has belonged to Mr Michel Reybier. Wishing to follow the avant-garde vision of the founder and to take a decisive technical lead, in 2007 he built the first Bordeaux wine cellar working purely by gravity. This tool helps in the search for excellence at the estate and allows for the grapes to be treated with true respect. And so the great terroir of Cos d’Estournel has been further enhanced, illustrated by three wines: the Grand Vin Cos d’Estournel, les Pagodes de Cos and Cos d’Estournel Blanc.

A fervent entrepreneur, Dimitri Augenblick joined Domaines Reybier, the group founded by his father-in-law Michel Reybier, in 2006. Since 2008, he has served as Business Development Manager for Domaines Reybier. As he travels around the globe to meet with wine connoisseurs, importers and the most distinguished chefs and sommeliers, Dimitri remains zealous about conveying the values of Domaines Reybier and guaranteeing the presence of the group’s wines in the finest dining establishments worldwide.