primary: black cherry, blackberries, black currant, dried herbs
secondary: clove, cigar box, vanilla, tobacco
tertiary: meat, leather, coffee, forest floor, mushroom
Medium tannins, because of the age they have mellowed and integrated beautifully.
Mature flavors are intense with
primary: dried cherries, black currant, dried herbs, blackberries
secondary: vanilla, clove, tobacco
tertiary: cured meat, coffee, mushrooms, dried leaves
Found this bottle tucked away in a small liquor store and took a chance on it. Damn! What a happy find.
Drinking the 2007 in 2021 and it's good now, no further aging will improve it. The fruit flavors are still intact and in balance with the matured tertiary flavors.
Great long finish
Outstanding wine — 17 days ago
In a word - WOW. After an hour decant, this beauty sprang into action. A very masculine wine with dark fruits, olive and tobacco on the nose. The palate was dense and lush with loads of dark fruits, olive, game, tobacco and leather with a finish that just kept going. It will be interesting to see how this develops from here but this is a really special right now. — 11 days ago
The wines was perfect! It aged so well and showed richness of aromas such as tosted, vanilla, ‘sous bois’, mushrooms, dried berries and figs, and a hint of eucalyptus
The tannins are so velvet, the acidity is refreshing yet and the finish is delicious!
Very good wine!
Grapes: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon e 19% Merlot
French oak: 12 months
Half bottle. Drink now: not suitable for ageing more! — 15 days ago
Third day is the charm — 10 days ago
2003 vintage, the dark red berry notes are gone in the beginning and emerging with time. leather, tobacco, hint of herbs. — 2 days ago
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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago
Dark, ruby black coloration. On the nose, cocoa powder, currants, anise, blackberry, florals, minerals/gravel, sweet tobacco, Revisiting after 6 hours decanting and it has really opened up. On the palate, it is rich and full opening up with with currants, cocoa powder, blackberry, sweet tobacco and vanilla, and finishing with same flavors and minerality/gravel. Very long finish. Nicely balanced. — 5 days ago