Produced since 1994, Les Pagodes de Cos is the second wine from Chateau Cos d'Estournel. The vineyard is located in the northern Medoc, in the Saint-Estephe appellation. Vines are, on average, 35 years old and planted on soil that is mostly clay. The blend of the 2016 vintage is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and .5% Cabernet Franc. The second wine of Cos d'Estournel is aged in barrels, 30% are new.
Les Pagodes de Cos 2016 is a wine of pleasure, combining balance and voluptuousness. This wine is alluring, with an unmatchable aromatic precision of black fruits. In the mouth, the tannic structure is structured with refreshing smoothness. The wine is so full and fresh, that you would think you were eating the grape. Pure joy. A wine that is very accessible at this stage, and has one of the most interesting guarding potentials.