2010 Les Pagodes de Cos Bordeaux Blend
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2010 Les Pagodes de Cos Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 93
  • AF
  • WE 92
  • ST 91
  • JS 91
  • NM 90
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos Bordeaux Blend

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Probably the best second wine ever made at Cos (although the 2009 should not be discounted), the 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot finishing at 14% natural alcohol. This wine... Probably the best second wine ever made at Cos (although the 2009 should not be discounted), the 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot finishing at 14% natural alcohol. This wine exhibits beautiful, silky tannins as well as sweet, rich mulberry and black currant fruit with hints of spring flowers, licorice and subtle toast. A full-bodied, opulent and -ideal- second wine, most people who have tasted it would probably agree that it is actually better than many vintages of Cos d-Estournel from the 1960s and 1970s. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
AF
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
62% cabernet sauvignon 38% merlot. 45% of the production goes into this second wine of Cos d'Estournel. Average yield is 38 hl/hectare and alcohol is 14.13%. Modern and clean the nose reveals creamy blackberry and... 62% cabernet sauvignon 38% merlot. 45% of the production goes into this second wine of Cos d'Estournel. Average yield is 38 hl/hectare and alcohol is 14.13%. Modern and clean the nose reveals creamy blackberry and blue fruits graphite spring flowers and a touch of sauvage. Lots of minerality here with a nice attack of plus concentration of brambly blackberry that peaks to a crescendo of black raspberry on the tight and focused mid-palate. One of the better second wines of the vintage.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
This big, rich, chocolaty wine is powerfully built with considerable extract. The wine is huge and solid, its tannins extreme and dense. At the same time, the juicy blackberry fruit drives the wine into an opulent aftertaste.
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
Bright medium ruby. Aromas of crushed blueberry, cassis and nutty oak. Wonderfully dense and sweet, with considerable complexity and a hint of superripeness to its very ripe, sweet flavors of dark berries and... Bright medium ruby. Aromas of crushed blueberry, cassis and nutty oak. Wonderfully dense and sweet, with considerable complexity and a hint of superripeness to its very ripe, sweet flavors of dark berries and complementary oak. Finishes with excellent breadth and length, and thoroughly sweet, fine tannins. A great success for this bottling. For drinking over the next 10 to 12 years.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2013
A wine with plum, spice, and currant character with full body, and silky tannins. Lovely texture to this wine. Give it a year or two to soften. Second wine of Cos. Better in 2015.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
The Les Pagodes de Cos 2010 has a crisp leafy bouquet: autumn leaves and sandalwood infused black fruit that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity with a slightly bitter finish that... The Les Pagodes de Cos 2010 has a crisp leafy bouquet: autumn leaves and sandalwood infused black fruit that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity with a slightly bitter finish that needs just a touch more persistency. Otherwise, this is just very fine for a second label.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Bright loganberry and blackberry fruit pumps along, while hints of licorice root, singed apple wood and charcoal chime in on the finish. Pleasantly firm, open and accessible, this is engaging and lively but a bit shy on... Bright loganberry and blackberry fruit pumps along, while hints of licorice root, singed apple wood and charcoal chime in on the finish. Pleasantly firm, open and accessible, this is engaging and lively but a bit shy on stuffing overall. Drink now through 2023. –JM