2019 Pagodes de Cos, Saint-Estèphe is now released
Tasting en primeur at Cos d’Estournel is a memorable experience, with groups of tasters ushered around long, beautifully lit tasting tables, somewhere between an alter and the VIP area of a very smart nightclub. The grand vin looks to be one of the wines of the vintage but the Pagodes has also won praise. Far more accessible on tasting at this stage, with super-fine tannins.
The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos (14.03% alcohol) is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aging in 20% new barriques. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, notions of wild blueberries, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly come bounding out of the glass, followed by a profound core of warm cassis, licorice and bouquet garni with a touch of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with bright, expressive black and red fruit flavors, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a lingering spicy note. – 92-94 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.