PAGODES DE COS (750ml)
Cabernet FrancCabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot
Pagodes de Cos is the second of the iconic Saint Estephe Second Growth estate, Cos d’Estournel. Cos d’Estournel lies at the entrance to Saint-Estèphe, ideally situated at the heart of an undulating landscape in the northern Médoc. A plateau of deep gravel comprises the core of the site. These geologic features are completed by a clay vein running diagonally through the vineyard. Cos d’Estournel benefits from an unparalleled combination of soils and exposures. This wealth of natural variations fully expresses itself in the estate’s wines, which are among the world’s most highly reputed.
This northernmost village appellation of the Médoc, Saint-Estèphe is nestled between the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. More pronounced than elsewhere in the region, the resulting oceanic climate tempers extreme weather conditions; winters are less harsh and summer heat waves less intense. Ripening occurs gently, which favors complexity and freshness of aromas in the grapes. The wind that often blows through the vineyard is also essential: by drying excess humidity and purifying the air, it allows grape berries to ripen on the vine in perfect health.
With the 2016 vintage, Pagodes de Cos continues to affirm its personality while also hinting at the grander style of Cos d’Estournel. It is balanced and voluptuous, silky and seductive, a wine of enjoyment and pleasure. With refined yet complex tannins, 2016 vintage captures the essence of Pagodes de Cos, offering a great deal of promise for the future. Notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, violet and tea with light toasty notes and underbrush. The palate is concentrated and powerful, lots of cassis and graphite, leather and spice flavors with balancing fresh acidity and fine silky tannins. Enjoy with prime cuts of beef, steak and firm cheeses.
Since its creation in 1994, Pagodes de Cos has always been crafted from the grapes of vines that grow on the same clearly defined terroir; they are forty years old on average. The 2016 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Cabernet Franc.