2009 Cos d'Estournel - Les Pagodes de Cos 1.5L

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2009 Cos d'Estournel - Les Pagodes de Cos
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International Wine Cellar | 89

Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of currant, chocolate and flowers, plus hints of cedar, smoky oak. Plump, lush and fine-grained, showing a remarkably seamless texture for a second wine. Very ripe flavors of currant, mocha, beefsteak tomato and chocolate turn a bit roasted in the glass. Finishes with a smooth dusting of tannins and ripe, chocolatey persistence. I'd drink this wine over the next decade. (This chateau's flagship wine is clearly more delineated, more tannic and longer than this wine but it's still a bit too ripe for my taste.)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 163

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Wine Advocate | 94

The brilliant 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos actually has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the grand vin (69% versus 65%) in addition to mostly Merlot and a small quantity of Petit Verdot. As powerful as the Cos in terms of alcoholic clout (14.5%), the full-bodied, round, generous Les Pagodes de Cos exhibits lots of creme de cassis and floral notes intermixed with hints of wood/barrique and spice. Juicy, succulent and remarkably fresh and well-delineated, it merits considerable attention from consumers. It should drink well for 15-20 years. Oddly enough, the second wine is superior to many vintages of Cos in the 1960s 1970s and 1980s!

Drink Dates: 2012-2032
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 199

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Wine Spectator | 91

Remarkably lush and supple for the appellation, yet not lacking in density, with rich plum, cassis and blackberry confiture notes leading the way and flickers of charcoal, tobacco and singed iron keeping the almost-flattering finish honest. Approachable, but this should knit nicely with mid-term cellaring. 10,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012-2023
Author: James Molesworth


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Score: 92
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/16/2013
Lush and flavorful. A hit at our Napa and Bordeaux tasting
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Author: againc
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/07/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

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