2018 Les Pagodes de Cos Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JS 95

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Pure aromas of currants, plums, cherries and Spanish cedar follow through to a full body with super concentration of fruit, yet forever polished and long. A cylinder of wonderfully ripe fruit and tannins goes on for...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, May 2019

(92-94) The true second wine of the estate, the 2018 Pagodes De Cos is sensational stuff and clocks in at 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that saw slightly more new oak...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Spicy red fruits, smoke, licorice, black plums and wet earth come to the perfume with ease. Silky, fresh, soft and sweet on the palate, the wine is just great. The red berry finish lingers along with spice-box and a hint...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

This latest release has richness and luscious black fruits that dominate the underlying firmer tannic structure. It is a proper second wine in the sense that it will age well over the medium term, giving drinking pleasure...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(93+ points) The 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos (14.51% alcohol) is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, aging in 20% new barriques. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

Full of liquorice and dark chocolate, the nose is immediately seductive. This is a second wine that's full of fleshy, sexy, bright fruit and real elegance. It's a lovely wine, if clearly marked by the generosity of the...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2021

This has some alluring fruit, with a mix of creamed plum and loganberry infused with singed woodspice and alder notes. Stylish, with a flash of dark earth on the otherwise polished finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos is a captivating Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. With its rich red color and elegant label, this wine exudes sophistication and allure. Crafted by the renowned producer Les Pagodes de Cos, this wine is a true masterpiece.

On the nose, the wine reveals pure aromas of currants, plums, cherries, and Spanish cedar. These enticing scents transport you to a world of opulence and refinement. As you take your first sip, you are greeted with a full-bodied experience that showcases a super concentration of fruit. The flavors of the currants, plums, and cherries are beautifully integrated and harmonized, creating a symphony of taste on the palate.

The 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos is not only packed with flavor, but it also possesses a remarkable structure. The tannins are velvety smooth, providing a luxurious mouthfeel that lingers on the palate. The wine is wonderfully polished and long, with a cylinder of ripe fruit and tannins that seem to go on for minutes.

This exceptional wine is still in its youth and will benefit from a few more years of cellaring. It is recommended to wait at least three or four years for the tannins to soften and for the wine to fully come together. However, for those who cannot resist temptation, this wine can be enjoyed now with great pleasure.

Experts agree on the excellence of the 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos. James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points, praising its concentration of fruit and its potential for aging. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognized its brilliance, giving it a score of 93+ points and highlighting its bold flavors and seamless freshness.

This wine has received glowing reviews from other esteemed critics as well. Jeff Leve describes it as silky, fresh, soft, and sweet, with a lingering finish of red berries and spice. Jeb Dunnuck commends its incredible class, elegance, and balance, declaring it a terrific wine in its own right.

The 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos is a wine that exudes elegance, refinement, and potential. It is a true gem from the Bordeaux region, showcasing the best of what this renowned wine-producing area has to offer. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.