pagodes de cos, saint-estephe 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92
JEB DUNNUCK
90

2017 pagodes de cos, saint-estephe

Why We're Buying

Château Cos d'Estournel is located on one of the most iconic points of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The soil consists primarily of limestone and clay, underscoring the ripe red fruit flavors. Les Pagodes de Cos, which is composed of merlot and cabernet franc, outperforms regional competitors when it comes to price and popularity.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, this second wine accounts for about 55% of production. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Les Pagodes de Cos sashays out of the glass with youthful, presumptuous notes of Black Forest cake, raspberry preserves, cassis and spice cake with nuances of lavender, chocolate box, anise and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful elegance and precision, with a very finely grained frame and seamless freshness supporting the soft-spoken red and black fruits, finishing with a quiet intensity.

JEB DUNNUCK
90

Jeb Dunnuck

Deeper ruby-colored and based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Pagodes De Cos is similarly hued to the grand vin and offers classy notes of creme de cassis, red currants, toasted spice, dried tobacco, and graphite. It's rich, medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, yet relatively closed on the palate. Give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy over the coming decade. Rating: 90+

TIM ATKIN
95

Tim Atkin

Inky purple colour. Intense spicy aromas inviting deep fruit. Very intense and creamy textured with soft red and black fruits and rounded tannins. Juicy black fruit. Huge extraction and depth with powerful tannins, rounded black fruit and fresh acidity. Deep and long finish. Very good indeed.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
93

Wine Enthusiast

This wine has velvet tannins and lusciously ripe black fruits. Despite the tannins, the it is more about fruit and ripeness than about structure. Drink 2022.