Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Pagodes de Cos 2009

Product description

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The brilliant 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the grand vin (69% versus 65%), in addition to mostly Merlot and a small quantity of Petit Verdot. As powerful as the Cos in terms of alcoholic clout (14.5%), the full-bodied, round, generous Les Pagodes de Cos exhibits lots of creme de cassis and floral notes intermixed with hints of wood and spice. Juicy, succulent, remarkably fresh and well-delineated, it merits considerable attention from consumers. It should drink well for 15-20 years. Oddly enough, the second wine is superior to many vintages of Cos in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s!

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2009 Pagodes De Cos is a blockbuster and I wish I had more of it in the cellar. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot (there's a small amount of Petit Verdot) brought up in roughly 50% new French oak, its deep purple/plum colour is followed by a smorgasbord of black raspberry and kirsch-like fruits, spice box, dried flowers and licorice. With a huge mid-palate, sweet, sweet tannin, beautiful purity of fruit and a great finish, it's an incredibly sexy, satisfying second wine that will keep for another 10-15 years.

93 Points - James Suckling

Spices, nutmeg, and dark fruits on the nose follow through to a full body with precise tannins and a long finish. A beautiful and racy wine. Second wine of Cos d'Estournel.