1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos Saint Estephe
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9 Ratings
1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel Les Pagodes de Cos Saint Estephe

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Les Pagodes de Cos is, strictly speaking, Cos dEstournels “second wine. The vines that produce it are eventually used for the “Grand Vin which is an 1855 Grand Cru Classe. They are grown on the same terroir and are treated in the same way. They are simply younger and their roots have yet to grow to their full depth in the gravelly soil. Powerful, very aromatic, long on the palate, with a very persistent finish, Les Pagodes de Cos is a wine of refinement and pleasure, to be drunk within ten years of its bottling at the chateau.

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    a lesser 82 but the greatness of the vintage did show through in this wine. much softer and fragrant, the wine lasts for about an hour and does not seem to be able to develop further. a real treat and a super wine to drink now.

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "A spectacular performance for this wine, Cos d'Estournel's 1982 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color with light pink at the rim. Sweet aromas of jammy black fruits intermixed with roasted espresso and vanillin jump from the glass of this young, concentrated, full-bodied, succulent effort. An opulent texture, low acidity, and splendidly pure, concentrated, blackberry and cassis fruit suggest this 1982 can be drunk now, or cellared for another 15-20 years. An awesome wine!"