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Chateau Cos d'Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos 2016 750ml
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos 2016 750ml


 
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ID: 29733
Vintage 2016
Producer: Chateau Cos d'Estournel
Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Color: Red

Availability: PRE-ARRIVAL
Product Code: FR-RD4493

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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “Tasted six times. I earmarked this wine when I tasted it from barrel more than three years ago at the Chateau, and it has consistently delivered on its promise. It is a bottle that is so much more than a mere 'second wine' and is certainly more unique and interesting than many first labels in Saint Estephe (and beyond). The quality at Cos d’Estournel has improved so much over the past decade that it has trickled down to the second wine, with many taking notice and stating that the Pagodes is “equal to most estates’ top wines,” “a serious wine,” “top-class Saint-Estèphe.” It is true, you can even say that this second wine is better than many of the “grand vin” of the past. I actually preferred it to the controversial 100-Point 2009 Cos d’Estournel, as the 2016 sheds the over extraction of past years to reveal a more true sense of terroir, with the signature stony minerality of the estate showing through in the wine. But what this wine is all about is approachability, on the palate and in the pocket. It is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.6% Cabernet Franc from old vines, averaging more than 35 years of age. The wine captures the vintage and is marked by freshness, energy, charm and texture (fine tannins with high acidity). Right from the pull of the cork the nose exudes stony minerality with both red and black fruits. On the palate you can expect nuances blackberry, black cherry, wild herbs, spice, wet rocks, salinity and a touch of smoke. It is a higher-toned expression of this wine, but packaged with awesome texture, tremendous balance, and a concentrated core hinting at what is to come. It is delicious today and another MUST BUY from the pinnacle vintage.”
Additional Info
  • COLOR: Red
  • STYLE: Still
  • DRY/SWEET: Dry
  • VARIETY/BLEND: Bordeaux Blend
  • BREAKDOWN OF VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot


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