Les Pagodes de Cos, St Estèphe
Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos, St Estèphe


Destination

vintage

Broking
Broking
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2005
12x75cl
DP
£878.46

2005
12x75cl
DP
£902.46

En primeur
En Primeur
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2022
6x75cl
EP
£230.00


Les Pagodes de Cos, St Estèphe

2005
2022

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

This is classic Cos from a great vintage, with all the power and finesse you would expect, combined with the delicate oriental spice that is so much a feature of this chateau’s greatest wines. A half-and-half blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with 5% of press wine added, the wine has a full nose of minerals, pepper and spice, with lots of ripe cassis behind. The palate is dominated by clean, pure fruit flavours, edged with hints of peppery undergrowth. The tannins are very ripe, rounded and accessible, the finish impeccably smooth and polished. As you will see below, this wine is understudy to one of the leading players of the vintage.

Critics score


Score:
88

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
05/2006

Notes
(a 50/50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Ruby-red. Coolish aromas of black cherry and licorice. Supple, fresh and fruit-driven, with enticing floral lift to the sweet, pliant flavors. Finishes with ripe tannins. Excellent for this second wine.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel

Situated at the south of St Estephe, the vineyards boarder those of Chateau Lafite in Pauillac. The terroir is excellent and there has always been the potential to produce exceptional wines; this is recognised by its 2nd growth classification in 1855. The chateau’s unique pagodas are a legacy of Gaspard Lacoste de Maniban, Marquis d’Estournel, the “Maharajah of Saint Estèphe”, who bought the land in 1791 and spent his life travelling and promoting his wine. In 2000 Michel Reybier purchased Cos and construction of a vat room entirely based on the laws of gravity (the first of its type in Bordeaux). The winemaking process, from harvest reception to bottling, takes place without pumping. Grape berries, their juices and the resulting wines are handled as gently as possible.

Following the departure of Jean-Guillaume Prats, Aymeric de Gironde, formally of Pichon Longueville was appointed as General Manager. He instigated a change in philosophy, with the emphasis on producing wines with freshness, elegance and precision. He too has moved on to pastures new, but Michel Reybier and his Technical Director, Dominique Arangoits have continued to refine and some would say perfect this style. Cos d’Estournel is enjoying a resurgence and possibly the greatest period in its long and distinguished history.

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