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
Château Cos d'Estournel

Second Growth Château Cos d’Estournel is one of the leading wines in St-Estèphe. It came to prominence when Louis Gaspard-d’Estournel took ownership in the 19th century and through his interest in the overseas market and love of adventure, brought it to the attention of British royalty, the Tsar of Russia and customers in the Far East. British Army Officers stationed in India were enjoying Cos d’Estournel in the mid-1800s. Louis, known as the ‘Maharajah de St-Estèphe’, built the fascinating oriental-style pagodas and infused the château and winery with an eclectic mix of styles and influences, many of which can be seen today. The estate lies on a south-facing ridge, in the south of the appellation, and is separated from Château Lafite by little more than a stream - the Jalle du Breuil. Today, Michel Reybier heads the estate and from his inauguration in 2000, has led an extensive study into the unique terrain of the vineyards and installed a state-of-the-art gravity-led winery.

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