The 2015 Les Pagodes de Cos is a little dour on the nose compared to its peers, lacking the same vitality and brightness. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, slightly dry tannin. One of the most austere Saint-Estèphes with a strong tobacco finish. It needs to flesh out with bottle age. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Robert Parker 88
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Les Pagodes de Cos has a rather fragrant nose of florals and earthy notions over a core of warm black fruits, red currants and cherry cordial plus a waft of sautéed herbs. The medium-bodied mouth is finely crafted, refreshing and soft with well-played tannins.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029