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Les Pagodes de Cos

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2020 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 93

Fresh, bright, spicy and almost ready to go. The wine is medium-bodied, savory, lifted and polished. The fresh, red pit fruits are accompanied by tobacco leaf, spice, cigar box and savory notes on the nose, palate and finish. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

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2020 Les Pagodes de Cos Blanc  (Bordeaux) 92

Crisp pomelo, lemon, lime and green apple notes on the nose and palate work well here. The wine is vibrant, sweet, juicy and fresh with a core of white peach and creamy yellow citrus in the finish. 92 Pts

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2019 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 93

Flowers, chocolate mint, spice, smoke, blackberry, cherry and thyme create the aromatic profile. Elegant, silky, fresh and showing gorgeous symmetry on the palate with its display of sweet, pure, red fruits and refined tannins, this is just fabulous. Clearly, Pagodes de Cos is now in competition for the top second wine in Bordeaux. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

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2019 Les Pagodes de Cos Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Sweet, juicy, zesty yellow citrus with a touch of mango and white flowers carry through from the nose to the palate, leaving with plenty of round, crisp, citrus zest in the finish. 91 Pts

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2018 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 94

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 of mint. This second wine could easily be a Grand Cru Classe' if another classification were to take place. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 94 Points

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With its powerful display of ripe, dark fruits, the wine is packed with sweet, lush, juicy blackberry, espresso, oak and spice-box notes. The texture, complexity and length is there as well. This is one of the top second wines in Bordeaux today. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 93-95 Pts

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2018 Les Pagodes de Cos Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Forward, fresh, fruity with sweet yellow citrus, orange rind and the perfect touch of honey to sweeten up the lush, juicy finish. This is fully ready to go. 91 Points

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2017 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 91

With loads of dark, red berries and spice box notes, the wine is round and the texture has softness and flesh. 91 Points

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2016 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 93

The family resembalance between its big brother is uncanny. The spicy, smoky earthy, pure fruits are present and accounted for. But they are softm silky and lighter, allowing you to enjoy this with a just a year or two of age. Though this beauty will be going strong for up to 2 decades. 93 Points

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One of the best second wines in this vintage, the wine is already showing well. The deep, red fruits are ripe, pure, soft and fresh. There is an elegance to the supple wine that is ready to shine, and will get even better over the next 5-7 years. 93 Points

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Fresh, sweet black raspberries and bright red fruits are the center of this crisp, spicy wine. Produced from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.02% alcohol and represents 55% of the harvest. 90-92 Pts

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2015 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 92

Deceptively easy to drink, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, refined and fresh, with soft, polished tannins and finish replete with dusty cocoa and perfectly, ripe, sweet cherries. No decanting needed here. Just pop, pour and enjoy it. As a side note here, the wine has improved in score each time I have tasted it since it was in barrel. 92 Points

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Medium-bodied, plummy, soft, early drinker, with hints of cocoa and juicy red fruits. The wine is already approachably elegant, and should be delicious on release. 90 Points

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Medium-bodied, approachable and elegant in style with an open, polished, sweet, black cherry core of fruit. This is going to be good to drink while waiting for its big brother, the Grand Vin, to mature. 12.9% alcohol. The wine was made from a blend of 46.2% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 86-88 Pts

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2014 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 91

Popped and poured was all this needed. Medium bodied, with finesse in the texture, this soft wine offered ripe, cassis flavors and a hint of cigar wrapper on the palate and nose. It is not a wine for laying down, but for a charming wine with early drinkability, this hit the spot. 91 Points

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Better from bottle than from barrel, there is a refined character to the ripe, juicy, bright fruits, and the Asian, spiced nuances really add a lot of complexity here. Fresh, forward and with personality, this medium bodied wine can be enjoyed young, and over the next decade with ease. 90 Points

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Smoke, licorice, flowers and sweet black cherries on the nose, this wine is soft, forward, sweet and easy drinking. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 85

Medium bodied, soft, forward, cherry dominated, finishing with spicy red fruits and herbs. 85-88 Pts

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2012 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 88

Licorice, black cherry and smoke aromas open to a medium bodied, sweet, and tart, fennel and black cherry filled wine to drink on the young side. 88 Points

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Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the wine offers hints of oak, licorice, spice and black raspberries. Medium bodied and forward, the wine finishes with bright cherries and strawberry. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 89

2011 Les Pagodes de Cos is made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Earth, spice and black cherry scents, medium body and a fresh plum and cherry finish are found in this wine. 89-90 Pts. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 93

Over the years, this has really moved up in class. On the nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, smoke and cassis profile the wine smells great. Medium/full-bodied, with ample currants, spice, wet earth and blackberry on the palate, the wine offers freshness, lift and a nice, firm, tannic backbone. At 10, this is drinking just great. My guess is, there is enough gas in the tank to go another decade. 93 Points

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Les Pagodes de Cos From an assemblage of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, this is a brawny, focused and straight forward style of wine. In the mouth, the wine is tannic, fresh and filled with dark berries. Prats called this vintage a severe style of Pagodes that requires time. 90-92 Pts

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2009 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 93

You can think of this as a scaled-down version of the stunning 2009 Grand Vin. Les Pagodes 2009 is at full-maturity, with smoked blackberries, spice, thyme and wet earthy nuances on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, polished and silky, with loads of sweet, ripe, red fruits and freshness that glides over your palate. This is fully ready to go. No decanting needed. Just pop, pour and enjoy over the next 2-5 years. 93 Points

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It is hard to believe this is only a second wine. Offering waves of ripe, deep red fruits, luxurious textures and a spicy, earthy blast of red and black fruit, you can enjoy this beauty now, while waiting for its big brother to further develop. 93 Points

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Earth, cassis, blackberry and spice scents open to a medium bodied, fresh, cassis and spice filled wine that would compete with many better-known, more expensive classified growths in a blind tasting. 93 Points

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2008 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 91

I was surprised how well this has aged. Soft in texture, with earth, blackberry and smoky nuances, popped and poured, this medium-bodied wine is drinking in its sweet spot. 91 Points

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2005 Les Pagodes de Cos  (St. Estèphe) 90

From a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers tobacco, earth, blackberry, red plum and coffee bean aromatics. Medium bodied with soft textures, and ripe tannins, the wine ends with a spicy, red and black fruit filled finish. This is alreadydrinking well now and should improve for at least another decade. 90 Points

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