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

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Todd7
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/31/2014
very good.

Rating: 92
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/16/2013
Lush and flavorful. A hit at our Napa and Bordeaux tasting

Rating:
Author: againc
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/07/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Average rating: 88, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

5 bottles owned by 4 collectors.

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About This Producer


Classified as a Second Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is without doubt, one of the top producers in the St. Estephe appellation, producing complex and intense, full-bodied wines. The chateau is often referred to as "super second," meaning that it produces wines at a quality nearing that of the First Growth houses. Cos d'Estournel wines contain a large amount of Merlot (40%), one of the highest percentages in the region, in fact; this gives the wines their wonderful fleshy, chewy texture. The chateau itself is a very unusual pagoda style building which was built by the 19th century owner Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. The building is featured on the bottle label, making it easy to spot in the Bordeaux section. The estate also produces a second wine called Les Pagodes de Cos.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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