1982 vintage. From magnum. Decanted for approx 3 hours before tasting. Better color than expected. Good amount of sed on the decant. Decent amount of color along with a light body. Nose not overwhelmingly fantastic but respectable. Plenty of cocoa flavor along with tobacco spices on the finish. Pretty solid concentration remaining. This was in the maximized pleasure zone but feeling it being closer to the end than the start of the zone. Out of maggie, maybe another 4-5 really nice years. From a 750ml example? Thinking drinking now. 3.2.23. — 22 days ago
Good vintage’s, but drinkable. This is the feature of this wine. Black currant ample aroma. Of course, just 7 years, different from other years, even in 2 hours, there is some solid. But it means there is a possibility to be much better over the years 2016 @2500, wine plus - Eric T, 230322 — 2 days ago
2000 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 2 hours. Wow. Initial draw/impression is bigly. Mid-palate gets darkly earthasaurus/fruitiverse and dense with the finish bleeding intense salinity + mineral notes. What's missing currently is the harmony/integration but the components are all there. Still medium body. Big enuff to leave in the decanter overnight and return to visit the next day. Professional opinion? Revisit in 2033 at the earliest. If you're popping prior to that, decant for at least 4 hours. 3.5.23. — 18 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Showing black fruits with earth, vanilla, cedar, leather, licorice, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, spices and dark chocolates.
Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
What a great Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Saint Julien.
This gorgeous wine feels much younger than it is right now. Complex and tasty.
This 18 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 4 hours in the decanter.
Wine Spectator 96 points. Wine Advocate 97 points.
Thank you Robbie for sharing this with me.
The 2005 vintage was outstanding, and it's really shining through right here.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.
A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. Aged in 100% new French oak barrels.
13% alcohol by volume.
$325. — 16 days ago
Paul T- Huntington Beach
Pagodes de Cos is a second wine of Château Cos d’Estournel. 3 hour Decant. Web article, Second Growth Bordeaux according to the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Located in St.-Estephe, the château includes 160 acres of vineyards planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Founded in the 18th century by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, the château’s wines were so admired in the 19th century that they were in demand all over the world. The château was bought and sold many times during the late 19th and 20th centuries, and in 2000 it was acquired by Michel Reybier, under whose direction the château has continued its climb to excellence. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that Cos d’Estournel “has been particularly successful in difficult vintages” and “remains impeccably managed.” Some 200,000 bottles of the signature Cos d’Estournel are produced each year. — 12 days ago