Situated in the north of the Médoc, on the hill of Saint-Estèphe, Cos d’Estournel appears in all its glory. Like a true palace of the Maharajah, the château and its pagodas surprise and captivate the eye. In 1791, Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel inherited some hectares of vines and built the estate. A passionate adventurer who travelled the world, his taste for the exotic and the East inspired the architecture of Château Cos d'Estournel, truly unique in the Médoc. Owned by Michel Reybier since 2000, Château Cos d'Estournel continues to shine bright in the Saint-Estèphe appellation and has joined the lineage of the greatest wines in the world. The wines of the estate are distinguished by their unique style, product of an enduring quest for beauty and excellence.
A reference among the fine Saint-Estèphe wines, Château Cos d'Estournel enjoys an exceptional geographical location. Indeed, its vineyard is located on the edge of the plateau, in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary. The vineyard benefits from a maritime climate and is protected from bad weather. The vines are planted on two hillsides and a central plateau, where they experience ideal sun exposure and great ventilation.
Produced since 1994 from a dedicated vineyard whose vines are 40 years old on average, Pagodes de Cos is the Second Wine of Château Cos d'Estournel.
Vinification and ageing
This second wine is aged in barrels, 30% of which are new.
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Petit Verdot (3%)
Cabernet Franc (0.5%).
The balanced and voluptuous nose offers a charming aromatic precision as well as ambrosial black fruit fragrances.
The precise palate reveals a smooth and crisp structure, sustained by fine tannins and a beautiful freshness.
The 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos is blended of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Cabernet Franc. It has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with notions of warm cassis, black cherries and smoked meats giving way to scents of charcoal, underbrush and cloves plus a waft of new leather. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous black fruits and some compelling red fruit sparks, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and finishing long and spicy.