Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.168 ratings
9.119 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.


Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.

This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.

This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.


Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.

This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.

This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.

Feb 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Château covers 170 acres separated from Château Lafite, along the southern edge, by a stream. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon & 38% Merlot. Rich berry aromas with floral and spices, very pleasant. On the palate blueberry and wild berry flavors with licorice and toasty oak notes. Lingering rich finish on soft juicy tannins, drinking well and still has room to go. Very Nice second label!

Château covers 170 acres separated from Château Lafite, along the southern edge, by a stream. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon & 38% Merlot. Rich berry aromas with floral and spices, very pleasant. On the palate blueberry and wild berry flavors with licorice and toasty oak notes. Lingering rich finish on soft juicy tannins, drinking well and still has room to go. Very Nice second label!

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2018
Matt Trader

2nd label of the Second Growth from St. Estephe, Cos de Estornel. Most certainly a supurb example of a second label from a highly recognized producer. It is still way young, so it needed ample time to breathe - about 4 hours. The wine is concentrated and dark crimson in color. The nose is very inviting: it smells as if I am in a sort of man cave, full of old leather furnishings and cigar boxes in the humidor in the back, and fresh spring air blowing the faint smell of a rocky dust from a gravel road, with freshly baked blackberry pie on the counter. The pallet exhibits firm structure, and notes of black plums, tobacco, iron-y minerality, anise, and a lingering finish of stewed berries and smoked dark chocolate. This is a cellar piece in need of proper age. Its rustic grit and firm hold will soften with many more years. Hold and drink 2020-2035.

Cheers!

$69.99

2nd label of the Second Growth from St. Estephe, Cos de Estornel. Most certainly a supurb example of a second label from a highly recognized producer. It is still way young, so it needed ample time to breathe - about 4 hours. The wine is concentrated and dark crimson in color. The nose is very inviting: it smells as if I am in a sort of man cave, full of old leather furnishings and cigar boxes in the humidor in the back, and fresh spring air blowing the faint smell of a rocky dust from a gravel road, with freshly baked blackberry pie on the counter. The pallet exhibits firm structure, and notes of black plums, tobacco, iron-y minerality, anise, and a lingering finish of stewed berries and smoked dark chocolate. This is a cellar piece in need of proper age. Its rustic grit and firm hold will soften with many more years. Hold and drink 2020-2035.

Cheers!

$69.99

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2016
Rafael Landestoy

Nice Bordeaux not mind blowing or anything but nice.

Nice Bordeaux not mind blowing or anything but nice.

Mar 8th, 2017
Cyrus Hazzard

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9.0

Drinkable now 10

Drinkable now 10

Apr 12th, 2014
Dyann Panepinto

2015 Christmas Gift from Alex... 2010 delightful with Charcuterie plate...excellent with Mexican Stoneground Chocolate from Mexico! Round tannins and medium bodied with stewed fruit and old vine characteristics!

2015 Christmas Gift from Alex... 2010 delightful with Charcuterie plate...excellent with Mexican Stoneground Chocolate from Mexico! Round tannins and medium bodied with stewed fruit and old vine characteristics!

Oct 16th, 2018
Frank Chen

Awesome fruit driven , elegant, softer2nd label of cos d’estournel...not typical st Estephe

Awesome fruit driven , elegant, softer2nd label of cos d’estournel...not typical st Estephe

Sep 13th, 2018
Joe Gillies

Paired perfectly with a grilled strip steak.
Decanted for 2 hrs.
Red fruits, tobacco, currant, and a touch of licorice.
Ideally still needs 3 to 5 yrs to come together more and for the tannins to integrate further.

Paired perfectly with a grilled strip steak.
Decanted for 2 hrs.
Red fruits, tobacco, currant, and a touch of licorice.
Ideally still needs 3 to 5 yrs to come together more and for the tannins to integrate further.

Apr 28th, 2018
Lindsay Perrigo

Garnet with slightly lighter garnet rim, dried cherry and cedar nose with a little bit of funky barnyard at the end, smooth full palate with refined tannin and long finish. Drinks like a wine twice it's price.

Garnet with slightly lighter garnet rim, dried cherry and cedar nose with a little bit of funky barnyard at the end, smooth full palate with refined tannin and long finish. Drinks like a wine twice it's price.

Jan 6th, 2018
Andrei Shustov

Proof that 2010 rocked in Bordeaux!!

Proof that 2010 rocked in Bordeaux!!

Dec 24th, 2017