One of Bordeaux’s top red wine chateaux, Cos d’Estournel, has released its first ever white wine.

The chateau, a second growth in the Medoc appellation of St-Estephe, released its white wine, called Cos d’Estournel blanc, this week.

The wine, a 2005 vintage currently selling through UK merchant Farr Vintners for £100 a bottle, is a Bordeaux white blend of Semillon and Sauvignon. Despite the chateau’s location in the south of the St Estephe appellation, next to Pauillac, the vineyards for Cos blanc are located at the northernmost tip of the Medoc.

The bottle is almost identical to that of the grand vin, with the label, bottle and foil in green. Each bottle comes in an individual box.

Although the price tag may seem excessive, Farr’s are plugging the fact that Laville Haut Brion, a similar level white wine from Graves chateau La Mission Haut Brion, is worth ‘considerably more’ at £130 a bottle.

Written by Oliver Styles