2016 Pagodes de Cos St Estèphe

Pagodes de Cos St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Drinking
2023-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
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2016 Pagodes de Cos St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos d'Estournel
Region
St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Drinking
2023-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£380.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 86-88

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. This was quite reserved at the time of tasting, so one of the harder wines to assess. There is definitely no shortage of fruit, and based on the extraordinary class of the Grand Vin, this has real potential to develop. I look forward to retasting. DR

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Producer

Château Cos d'Estournel

Resembling an ancient Indian palace, Cos d'Estournel is like no other Bordeaux château. The estate was founded in the early 19th century by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel and the château was built once the vineyards were established as a celebration of his conquests in the Far East. Since 2000, Cos d’Estournel has been in the hands of French hotelier Michel Reybier. Under Reybier’s direction, the château has thrived. In 2007 he commissioned a state-of-the-art wine cellar, the first in Bordeaux to use solely gravity (no pumps). The 91-hectare vineyard is planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (1%) and Petit Verdot (1%) and produces the Grand Vin Cos d’Estournel and a second wine, Pagodes de Cos.

Region

St Estèphe, Red Bordeaux

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.

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