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Les Pagodes de Cos 2009 750ml 2009
Sku: 33450
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $99.99

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Wine Advocate 94 points - Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Pagodes ‘09 has a more exotic nose compared to its peers: mulberry and dark plum to the fore, candied orange peel following later. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins. It is a little “clunky” compared to its peers with a very austere, rigid finish that is missing nascent charm. Perhaps it will improve in the bottle? We shall see. Tasted January 2013.

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Wine maker notes
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 Classe. 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 chateau.