Les Pagodes de Cos St. Estephe 2010

$59.00

SKU 1439

750ml

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Les Pagodes de Cos is, strictly speaking, Cos d'Estournel's "second wine". The vines that produce it are eventually used for the "Grand Vin" which is an 1855 Grand Cru Classé. They are grown on the same terroir and are treated in the same way. They are simply younger and their roots have yet to grow to their full depth in the gravelly soil. Powerful, very aromatic, long on the palate, with a very persistent finish, Les Pagodes de Cos is a wine of refinement and pleasure, to be drunk within ten years of its bottling at the château.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Les Pagodes de Cos
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateProbably the best second wine ever made at Cos (although the 2009 should not be discounted), the 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot finishing at 14% natural alcohol. This wine exhibits beautiful, silky tannins as well as sweet, rich mulberry and black currant fruit with hints of spring flowers, licorice and subtle toast. A full-bodied, opulent and -ideal- second wine, most people who have tasted it would probably agree that it is actually better than many vintages of Cos d-Estournel from the 1960s and 1970s. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis big, rich, chocolaty wine is powerfully built with considerable extract. The wine is huge and solid, its tannins extreme and dense. At the same time, the juicy blackberry fruit drives the wine into an opulent aftertaste.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorBright loganberry and blackberry fruit pumps along, while hints of licorice root, singed apple wood and charcoal chime in on the finish. Pleasantly firm, open and accessible, this is engaging and lively but a bit shy on stuffing overall. Drink now through 2023.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013