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Pagodes de Cos: User Guide


Exquisite from the start, Pagodes de Cos is also capable of aging over the years to reveal the full complexity of its terroir. 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016 are four vintages that exemplify various characteristics of a most singular wine.

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Pagodes de Cos 2009

Subtle charm, sumptuous elegance, and silky smoothness: the 2009 vintage of Pagodes de Cos transcends its category.

Serving recommendations
Simply uncork the bottle an hour before serving without decanting and the vintage’s generous nature will soon reveal itself!

Establishments that serve the vintage
The Terrace – The Maybourne, Beverly Hills
Whisk, Hong Kong
Le 39V, Paris
La Voile – La Réserve Ramatuelle, Ramatuelle

Pagodes de Cos 2010

Another outstanding vintage, Pagodes de Cos 2010 offers incomparable texture with refined, smooth tannins. Its opulent nature balances against the length and freshness that make it a particularly balanced, elegant vintage, indeed a truly great wine.

Serving recommendations
Slightly more closed than the 2009, the 2010 vintage reveals its best qualities when uncorked two hours before serving (no decanting necessary).

Establishments that serve the vintage
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
L’Envol, Hong Kong
Les Nomades, Chicago
La Réserve à La Plage, Ramatuelle

Pagodes de Cos 2015

A highly pleasurable wine with great balance and body. Spicy notes deliver a touch of freshness to a wine that promises many years of cellaring if you are patient enough to wait!

Serving recommendations
Decant it an hour before serving and let the magic begin.

Establishments that serve the vintage
Pollen Street Social, London
Chantecler – Le Negresco
L’oscar London, London
Le Gabriel – La Réserve Paris, Paris

Pagodes de Cos 2016

The legendary 2016 vintage is yet another fine introduction to the style of Cos d’Estournel. Velvety and silky, Pagodes de Cos 2016 is full of promise, with tannins that make it crisp and delightful today.

Serving recommendations
Decant it two hours before serving. Given its impressive tannic structure, it will prove exquisite after being left to breathe!

Establishments that serve the vintage
Clos Maggiore, London
Carbone, New York
The Surf Club, Surfside
L’Oscar London, London

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