A red with very deep and intense fruit character, yet rich tannins to back it all up. Full-bodied, layered and powerful. The second wine of Cos d'Estournel is serious again in 2016. Try from 2025.
James Suckling - 94 Points
The second wine of the estate is no slouch. The 2016 Pagodes de Cos has some grand vin character in its cassis and graphite aromas and flavors. Showing more incense, graphite, and hints of flowers with air time, this medium to full-bodied, rounded, beautifully textured effort is well worth a case purchase. Drink this beauty, the equal to most estates' top wines, while you wait on the grand vin to come around.
Jeb Dunnuck - 93 Points
Region: St Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Cabernet Franc