Pagodes is widely seen as one of the second wines having the closest quality to its big brother's. This 2011 is just impressive, and is now at the beginning of its drinking window. You will love its strong black fruit flavours with complex notes of cedar and sweet spices, but also its balanced structure and the smooth, long finish. Absolutely superb for the price, definitely worth older vintages of the first wine according to many critics. A real treat!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château Cos d'Estournel
Dry Red wine
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petit Verdot
from now to 2022
2 hours before, ideally decanted
Definitely red meat!
Sand & Gravel
45 years old
12 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
17/20 "Intense cherry red. Spicy dark cherry. Then sweet dark cherry on the palate. Dry and bright too. Supple, lithe but full tannins. Cool fresh elegant, classical finish."
88/100 "This estate's second wine, the 2011 Les Pagodes de Cos reveals reasonably broad, round, black currant and black cherry fruit notes, medium body, surprisingly good texture and a soft finish. An attractive, plump effort, it will drink well for a decade. It mirrors its grander sibling as it is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot."
88/100 "Ripe and friendly in feel, with black licorice—framed plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit flavors that are open and accessible. A twinge of plum skin provides the only support on the finish, so drink up sooner rather than later. Drink now ."
91/100 "Smooth and rich while remaining structured, this wine performs the role of second wine very well. The tannins are already rounded and the black currant fruit remains fresh. It should be ready to drink in 2016."
90/100 "This is delicious second wine from Cos d'Estournel, with spice, meat and currant character. Full body, round tannins and a clean finish. Needs two or three years to soften but it's already very good."
92/100 "The gap between the second and first wines at Cos in 2011 is much narrower than in the last two vintages, partly because the latter underperformed. Cedarwood and Asian spices on the nose and palate, with lots of smoky, charry fruit and good structure. The tannins are a little angular, but this is still a good second wine. 8+ years."
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