2020 Les Pagodes de Cos, St-Estèphe

The 2020 Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, with 30% aged in new French oak. It's the perfect introduction to this much-loved St-Estèphe estate.

Critic score
91.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£39.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£239.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    58% Cabernet Sauvignon
    34% Merlot
    4% Cabernet Franc
    4% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2042
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Les Pagodes de Cos, St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

This is a racy Pagodes with beautiful fruit and tannins that leave a nice, persistent finish. Medium to full body. Savory finish. Tight and clean.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2021)
93—94/100

Structured and fresh with present but unaggressive tannins. Fruit bright and lifted. Upright and classic in its demeanour and clearly with ageing potential.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2021)
17/20

The 2020 Les Pagodes de Cos has a well-defined, almost Graves-like bouquet of a mélange of red and black fruit: punnets of freshly picked strawberries and raspberried, and blackberries following later. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins. This Les Pagodes has a smooth veneer, just a faint wisp of dark chocolate and espresso infusing the predominantly red fruit. A second wine that will probably drink well after one or two years in bottle.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(89—91)/100