Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1101 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Ripe..: will this be amazing in 10 years or dead? It has some of the exotic cos stuff but it’s overripe. I wonder if it will be textured and amazing in 10 years or just a wreck

Ripe..: will this be amazing in 10 years or dead? It has some of the exotic cos stuff but it’s overripe. I wonder if it will be textured and amazing in 10 years or just a wreck

Mar 31st, 2023
Daniel P. Drake

Starting the week off right with the second bottle from Chateau Cos d'Estournel the 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos. This is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, chocolate, violets, cedar, spice, and earth.

On the palate I am able to get notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, cassis, green bell pepper, asian spice, tobacco and earth.

This a beautiful full bodied smooth fresh mouthfeel with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high mouth coating grippy sweet tannins that lead into a long dark fruit spicy earth finish. What a great way to start the week. This second bottle would be a classic first anytime. Have a great week ahead and pleas stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Starting the week off right with the second bottle from Chateau Cos d'Estournel the 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos. This is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, chocolate, violets, cedar, spice, and earth.

On the palate I am able to get notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, cassis, green bell pepper, asian spice, tobacco and earth.

This a beautiful full bodied smooth fresh mouthfeel with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high mouth coating grippy sweet tannins that lead into a long dark fruit spicy earth finish. What a great way to start the week. This second bottle would be a classic first anytime. Have a great week ahead and pleas stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 4th, 2021
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Almost as good as the grand vin. Heck maybe even better at age ten! Awesome wine

Almost as good as the grand vin. Heck maybe even better at age ten! Awesome wine

Dec 26th, 2019
James Forsyth

Very attractive. Still quite tight. Leather, tar. Dark profile. Burst of spice through the finish.

Very attractive. Still quite tight. Leather, tar. Dark profile. Burst of spice through the finish.

May 10th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Wonderful complement to a paella making evening. Smooth. Big cherry and plum flavors.

Wonderful complement to a paella making evening. Smooth. Big cherry and plum flavors.

Apr 1st, 2018
Kelvin So

2009, every day wine, easy to drink, food friendly Bordeaux

2009, every day wine, easy to drink, food friendly Bordeaux

Apr 9th, 2015
Ronald Mitchell

This is what a very good Bordeaux (majority cab) should taste like. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for.

This is what a very good Bordeaux (majority cab) should taste like. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for.

Dec 27th, 2021
Rob DeShane

Beautiful Garnet color. I’m shocked at the veracity of the tannins 12 years in given how warm a year 2009 was. This wine has structure but is brooding… dark fruits and almost a gaminess like Northern Rhone….There is stone, and pencil lead, and dare I say a chocolate note… intriguing as St. Esteph always is for me, the best of Bordeaux! Evolved and became more beautiful with grilled steak and roasted asparagus!

Beautiful Garnet color. I’m shocked at the veracity of the tannins 12 years in given how warm a year 2009 was. This wine has structure but is brooding… dark fruits and almost a gaminess like Northern Rhone….There is stone, and pencil lead, and dare I say a chocolate note… intriguing as St. Esteph always is for me, the best of Bordeaux! Evolved and became more beautiful with grilled steak and roasted asparagus!

May 26th, 2021
Jordan Yu

Chocolatey tasting truffles. Progressively better after 1-2 hours.

Chocolatey tasting truffles. Progressively better after 1-2 hours.

Feb 9th, 2021
Paul Jakubowski

1hr+ decant. Dark red color. Restrained nose with some cherry aromas and a little plum. Wine is very tight, with some bing cherry. Lovely texture is the highlight. Short finish. Seems like a dead or off bottle, but no clear indications from the bottle, cork, or wine color. Disappointing to say the least!

1hr+ decant. Dark red color. Restrained nose with some cherry aromas and a little plum. Wine is very tight, with some bing cherry. Lovely texture is the highlight. Short finish. Seems like a dead or off bottle, but no clear indications from the bottle, cork, or wine color. Disappointing to say the least!

Jun 6th, 2020