2016 Pagodes de Cos

Pagodes de Cos

92Average Score
Red
2020-2040
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 280 Marketplace
£374.00
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 548 Marketplace
£189.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 15 Marketplace
£34.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 12 Marketplace
£19.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2020-2040
Critic Notes

The tannins are really deceptive in this wine. It is sumptuous and elegant at the same time. The black currant fruit and acidity are a foil for the powerful tannic structure. Balanced and rich in fruit, it is ready for some serious, but not too long, aging. Apr 2017, Roger Voss, www.wineenthusiast.com

Score: 93-95/100Wine Enthusiast

The brightness and focus to this second wine of Cos are certainly impressive. You can see the quality. Full body, a tight and focused palate and beautiful fruit and density. Ultra-fine tannins. Gorgeous. Sophisticated. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

This is a serious wine representing 55% of the overall production, with the other 45% in Cos ('not one drop into a third wine or bulk' says director Aymeric de Gironde). Extremely dark black cassis fruits and graphite show the power of St-Estèphe clays. Fresh, bright and well structured (3.61pH, 65IPT), this is bristling with fruit and silky tannins, and may even close down for a few years. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.6% Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 35 years old, aged in 30% new oak. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2040

Score: 92-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2023-2040

The 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos is blended of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Cabernet Franc. It has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with notions of warm cassis, black cherries and smoked meats giving way to scents of charcoal, underbrush and cloves plus a waft of new leather. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous black fruits and some compelling red fruit sparks, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and finishing long and spicy. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc. Picked 26 September to 15 October. Fresh, muscular, racy nose. Sweet start – really rather flirtatious! Racy and elegant. But not for the long term.  Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2032

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2032

Fresh, sweet black raspberries and bright red fruits are the center of this crisp, spicy wine. Produced from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.02% alcohol and represents 55% of the harvest. Apr 2017, www.thewinecellarinsider.com

Score: 90-92/100Jeff Leve

The 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and a splash of Cabernet Franc, delivering 13.02% alcohol and matured in 30% new oak. It has an intense bouquet with aromas of blackcurrant, bilberry, graphite and a touch of sea salt (just a nod to the Gironde Estuary perhaps?). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite sleek in the mouth with plenty of black fruit tinged with graphite. It has a little more persistence compared to the 2015 Pagodes last year from barrel, very harmonious with a twist of bitter black cherry and tobacco on the finish. Very fine—drink from two or three years in bottle. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2020-2035

Score: 90-92/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2035

An attractive second wine, the 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos is built on finesse and nuance rather than power. Silky and gracious from the outset, the Pagodes is quite expressive today. In 2016, it has a bit more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot, yet it remains quite understated in style. Grilled herbs, smoke, leather and tobacco infuse the delicate, lilting finish in this attractive, midweight Saint-Estèphe. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 88-90/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Estephe
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2040
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