News Articles

A Tasting of Back Vintage Wine From Cos d'Estournel and Classic Australian Wineries

12/06/2018

A night of tasting some incredible back vintages of classic Australian and French wines featuring the 2006 vintage of one of St Estephe and Bordeaux’s most highly acclaimed Chateau’s ‘Cos d’Estournel’.

Cos d’Estournel was founded in 1811 by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel and is one of only 15 estates to obtain the ‘Second Growth’ ranking in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most highly planted grapes across the world, with incredible aging potential. Wines from Cabernet have the ability to last for several decades from high quality grapes and winemaking. Cabernet aged correctly develops incredibly unique flavours never found in younger wines.

Alongside this magnificent Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2006, we will also be exploring back and current vintages of classic premium Australian wineries such as Domaine A, Yarra Yarra, Balnaves, and Mildara, as well as the current release of Goulee de Cos d’estournel, another cuvee produced by this famous estate.

Hosted by the Oak Barrel’s owner and wine collector Paul Downie and in house wine director Joe Perry, this will be a unique opportunity to taste these rare wines and discover the beauty of aged wine alongside their younger counterparts. 

We will also be closing out the night with a blind pour of one of our favourite reds with the opportunity to try and guess the grape varietal, vintage, and place of origin with the closest guess being rewarded with a bottle of Chateau Climens Sauternes 2006 to take home!

Wines we will be tasting:
Stoney Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Stoney Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Yarra Yarra Cabernets 2001
Grace Farm Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Goulee de Cos d’Estournel 2015
Balnaves The Tally Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Mildara Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Cos d’Estournel 2006

Mystery Blind Pour Wine (RRP $500) 

WHAT: A Tasting of Back Vintage Wine From Cos d'Estournel and Classic Australian Wineries
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Tuesday 10 July, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $50 / Non-Members $60
TICKETS: [Members] [Guests]

Joe P