Les Pagodes de Cos 2010 - OWC (12 x 75 cl)
Bordeaux, AOC, Second wine of Cos d’Estournel
- Presentation of the winery
The vineyards of Cos d'Estournel cover 91 hectares, they are located south of Saint-Estèphe on extra deep gravelly soils in calcareous soil. The vineyard is 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon, mainly on gravel soils of the summit and slopes of 40% Merlot on slopes and coasts. The estate produces a second wine called “Les Pagodes de Cos”.
Les Pagodes de Cos 2010 has a red color with purple hues. The nose of this wine offers notes of red fruits such as blackcurrant, blackberry, but also hints of spring flowers, licorice, and toast. On the palate, this wine is fine, powerful, balanced, elegant. This wine has a beautiful texture and a long finish. This second wine is placed over some classified ones, disturbing the hierarchy.
- Parker Rating
- 75 cl
- Red Wine
- Grape Variety
- Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Bordeaux, Médoc
- Château Cos d'Estournel
- Best vintages
- 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981
- 10-15 years
- Serving T°
- Original Wooden Case - 12 Bottles
- Les Pagodes de Cos
The Maharaja of Saint-Estèphe
The Château Cos d'Estournel is basically the work of a single man: Louis Joseph Gaspard Lacoste de Maniban, Marquis d'Estournel, who inherited the Burgundian family estate when his father died, in 1791. Inspired by the Château Lafite-Rothschild, located in the neighboring commune of Pauillac, he discovers his raison d'être and, in 1811 decides to become a winemaker.
Progressively, he buys and cultivates some parcels of vineyard. As a great admirer of India and the Orient, Louis also builds the famous Chinese pagodas, which sit on top of the Château (hence the name "Pagodes de Cos"). In 1852, in this locality of "Cos" (or "hill of pebbles" in Gascon dialect), he was at the helm of 3 production sites: Cos d’Estournel, Cos Labory and Château Pomys.
Thanks to his hard work, the Cos d'Estournel entered the 1855 Classification as a 2nd Great Growth in 1855. A posthumous victory, since the Marquis died two years earlier. Today, the Saint-Estèphe estate and its 91 hectares of vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) are managed by Jean-Guillaume Prats, a descendant of Fernand Ginestet (who bought the property in 1917).
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