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Pagodes de Cos

VIBRANT, SILKY, SEDUCTIVE

Vibrant, silky,
seductive

The joy and spontaneity of moments shared with loved ones. An impromptu lunch with friends is the perfect occasion to open a bottle of Pagodes de Cos. It is reminiscent of the simple pleasures of life, like homemade blackcurrant syrup, a bowl of just-picked red cherries or a freshly opened jar of citrus jam. Pagodes de Cos is at once indulgent, comforting and vivacious, like a carefree conversation with family or friends in a familiar place.

Pagodes de Cos 2016

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 50%
MERLOT: 46.5%
CABERNET FRANC: 0.5%
PETIT VERDOT: 3%

With the 2016 vintage, Pagodes de Cos continues to affirm its personality while also hinting at the grander style of Cos d’Estournel. It is balanced and voluptuous, silky and seductive, a wine of enjoyment and pleasure. With refined yet complex tannins, 2016 vintage captures the essence of Pagodes de Cos, offering a great deal of promise for the future.

93-94/100 – JAMES SUCKLING
17/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2015

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 44%
MERLOT: 46.2%
CABERNET FRANC: 5.8%
PETIT VERDOT: 4%

Intense, refined and deep, it is perfectly balanced and voluptuous, a highly enjoyable wine. The 2015 vintage is fruity and explosive, with a silky aromatic signature. With satisfying notes of ripe fruit and fresh notes of spice, Les Pagodes de Cos 2015 is a glorious, balanced wine filled with promise.

17/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2014

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 55%
MERLOT: 43%
PETIT VERDOT: 2%

Pagodes de Cos comes from a clearly defined terroir and is developing its own personality. Velvety, fresh and fruity, the wine charms from the outset while already showing the structure of a Grand Vin. Its attractive mineral character gives it smoothness, and it expresses the richness of its terroir with great delicacy. « Pagodes de Cos touches our hearts deeply » says Aymeric de Gironde, « offering a nice introduction to the style of Cos d’Estournel. It is the promise of the discovery of a more complex universe. »

90/100 – NEAL MARTIN (ROBERTPARKER.COM)
17+/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2013

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 64%
MERLOT: 28%
CABERNET FRANC: 4%
PETIT VERDOT: 4%

This 2013 is an elegant, well-structured wine that opens up with aeration. It is quite smooth on the palate thanks to elegant silky tannins, and also displays beautiful minerality. The bouquet is particularly attractive, with hints of black fruit and spice, especially black pepper. 2013 Pagodes de Cos is very accessible and forthcoming.

16/20 – BETTANE & DESSEAUVE
17/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2012

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 60%
MERLOT: 40%

Very smooth and well-focused, 2012 Pagodes de Cos is immensely charming. Its nose of fresh black fruit also features delicate spicy hints characteristic of Cos d’Estournel. The approachable softness on the aftertaste of this young wine shows its difference with the grand vin. The elegant, silky structure is complemented by fresh, soft, eminently delicious flavours. This is a very seductive vintage.

16,5/20 – BETTANE & DESSEAUVE
17/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2011

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 65%
MERLOT: 33%
PETIT VERDOT: 2%

The 2011 has a ruby-red colour and a bouquet of fresh strawberries and mint. The first impression is quite remarkable. There are nuances of blackberry, blueberry, and vanilla on the palate, which are fairly long. Despite a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine expresses all the roundness of Merlot and has a delicious tannic texture. Softer than 2009 or 2010, it can be enjoyed as of now.

17-17,5/20 – BETTANE & DESSEAUVE
15,5/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2010

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 62%
MERLOT: 38%

2010 Pagodes de Cos needs not blush in the company of many grand vins. It is totally enchanting and worthy of the most discerning wine lover. Like the 2009, it is unquestionably an outstanding second wine. 2010 Pagodes de Cos has a truly marvellous texture. It is an opulent wine with fine, soft tannin. Fresh and long, it exudes tremendous elegance.

93/100 – ROBERT PARKER
16,5/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2009

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 69%
MERLOT: 30%
PETIT VERDOT: 1%

The 2009 vintage starts out soft and seductive on the palate, going on to show magnificently well-defined flavours of wild berries, blackcurrant, and cinnamon. A real treat! The tannins have softened and the wine now has a beautiful satin texture. There is a subtle, underlying warmth that makes it rise far above its supposed rank in the Médoc hierarchy. In fact, 2009 Pagodes de Cos is on a par with numerous grands vins. It is clearly an outstanding, generous, perfectly ripe wine with sumptuous finesse.

94/100 – ROBERT PARKER
16/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2008

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 45%
MERLOT: 53%
PETIT VERDOT: 2%

The 2008 vintage features an attractive nose of spices and concentrated fruits, and has revealed a suave tannic texture with age. It is altogether elegant, with soft tannins and a very engaging personality.

17,5/20 – BETTANE & DESSEAUVE
15,5/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2007

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 40%
MERLOT: 58%
PETIT VERDOT: 2%

Hints of red fruit and dried grass on the nose lead into a very attractive, velvety texture on the palate. This easy-to-drink wine has a light aftertaste, with fresh, crunchy fruit.

15,5/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2006

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 50%
MERLOT: 50%

The 2006’s dark, concentrated almost black colour gives it an aura of mystery. There is a lovely nose of pencil shavings, wet earth, forest floor, blackcurrant, and berries, as well as smoky, herbal notes. Smooth and fresh on the palate, this wine is quite delicious. 2006 once again proves that wines from great terroirs reward patience. This wine continues to improve and reveals beautiful aromas of fresh tobacco as it ages.

16/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2005

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 50%
MERLOT: 50%

Charming, with very aromatic hints of blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry, and fresh tobacco, the 2005 vintage has lived up to its early promise. It has a deep ruby-red colour and is very attractive on the palate with a long, smooth flavour backed up by tremendous freshness. This is a delicious, immensely appealing, easy-to-drink wine.

90/100 – ROBERT PARKER
16,5+/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2004

CABARNET SAUVIGNON: 46%
MERLOT: 54%

Initial tastings revealed intense mocha and blackcurrant aromas. Additional ageing has been very beneficial to this 2004. The tannins have become resolved and are now soft and refined. Elegant and sophisticated, 2004 Pagodes de Cos also has beautiful length.

16/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2003

CABERNET SAUVIGNON : 50%
MERLOT : 50%

The 2003 vintage combines both freshness and an attractive forest floor component. The warm, generous bouquet reflects that sunny year and is reminiscent of game, whereas a hint of menthol on the aftertaste gives the wine a taut, vivacious dimension, and makes it come alive. Although it opened up very early, this vintage has held up well and is very enjoyable at present.

91/100 – ROBERT PARKER
17/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2002

With a lovely crimson colour and a soft bouquet of smoked herbs and black fruit, this 2002 is spicy and fleshy, not much full-bodied. Thick and concentrated, it nevertheless has good acidity.

Pagodes de Cos 2001

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 55%
MERLOT: 45%

2001 Pagodes de Cos tasted delicious from the very first tasting and is a truly excellent second wine. Showing well-integrated oak with a touch of vanilla and roasted aromas, it is ethereal, smooth, and extremely attractive on the palate.

16/20 – JANCIS ROBINSON

Pagodes de Cos 2000

Displaying a beautiful ruby-red colour, this 2000 has soft tannins and a good concentration not dissimilar to that of the grand vin, but with less tannin. Its magnificent fruit is especially expressive.

Serving recommendations

Wine is a living thing. After aging in the barrel, it continues to evolve in the bottle, year after year. To fully appreciate the aromas of the wines of Cos d’Estournel, we suggest following a few simple rules.

Ideally, wines should be stored in a clean room between 12°C and 15°C and at about 80% humidity.

The wines of the estate will develop complex aromas that will vary according to the characteristics of each vintage and evolve with time. Proper service will allow these qualities to express themselves completely.

The youngest vintages—those produced after 2000—should be decanted at least an hour and a half before tasting. Aeration will help bring the spirit and passion of each wine into focus, so its potential can be fully revealed.
We recommend decanting vintages between 1982 and 2000 about an hour before serving, so their aromas may be released gently.
Wines produced before 1982 should be served in the bottle to avoid abrupt aeration that may not be favorable to the delicate nature of these precious nectars.

We recommend serving wines between 17°C and 18°C. As they continue to warm up in the glass, they will release their full palette of aromas and reveal their most subtle, delicate nuances.

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