Les Pagodes des Cos 2016 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos is delivering 13.02% alcohol and matured in 30% new oak. It has an intense bouquet with aromas of blackcurrant, bilberry, graphite and a touch of sea salt (just a nod to the Gironde Estuary perhaps?). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite sleek in the mouth with plenty of black fruit tinged with graphite. It has a little more persistence compared to the 2015 Pagodes last year from barrel, very harmonious with a twist of bitter black cherry and tobacco on the finish. Very fine—drink from two or three years in bottle.
Country/Region: France, Saint Estephe
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 46.5%, Cabernet Franc 0.5%, Petit Verdot 3%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 90-92 / 100