2019 Pagodes de Cos is released this morning, at around 13% below the 2018 price. This mini-trend for pricing reductions is all the more welcome because, as far as we can tell from our tastings so far, the quality in 2019 could we equal that of 2018.
As new cask samples arrive with us, we continue to find a freshness and balance which characterises the vintage. Tasting recent vintages of Pagodes de Cos gives a strong impression of really serious winemaking intent. At just £372 per dozen bottles in bond and with 92-94 points from Lisa Perotti-Brown, we think this is a wine you should be opening and enjoying on a regular basis.
|RED||2019||Les Pagodes de Cos||75cl||£186 per case of 6||Les Pagodes de Cos
2019 / / 75cl
£186 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos (14.03% alcohol) is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aging in 20% new barriques. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, notions of wild blueberries, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly come bounding out of the glass, followed by a profound core of warm cassis, licorice and bouquet garni with a touch of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with bright, expressive black and red fruit flavors, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a lingering spicy note. 92-94 points." Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate "This is really minerally and salty with spices, such as cloves. Full-bodied, yet tight and beautiful. Chewy, yet focused and bright. Very integrated. Hard not to drink. 94-95 points." James Suckling