Les Pagodes de Cos St. Estephe 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
|Brand||Les Pagodes de Cos|
Pagodes de Cos 2018 combines a nose of eucalyptus and spices with magnificent aromas of juicy red and black berries and wonderful fullness. Silky tannins find lovely balance against the vintage's great freshness. Pagodes de Cos continues to enchant us from one year to the next with its outstanding qualities and the discreetly seductive, refined 2018 vintage is no exception.
This has some alluring fruit, with a mix of creamed plum and loganberry infused with singed woodspice and alder notes. Stylish, with a flash of dark earth on the otherwise polished finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032. 8,330 cases made.
The 2018 Les Pagodes de Cos is racy and punchy in the glass. Dark red cherry, red plum, spice, blood orange and dried herbs and cedar meld together. The 2018 really needs a good bit of air to open. I suspect it is still in a period of closure after bottling.