CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL, LES PAGODES DE COS, SAINT-ESTEPHE
BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2015
Frequently mentioned in the same breath as the First Growths of Bordeaux, Chateau Cos d'Estournel is an icon. Adjacent to Lafite Rothschild, separated only by the tiny Jalle de Breuil stream, it's understandable that this Saint-Estephe estate produces some of the most exciting, terroir-focused and in-demand wines in all of Bordeaux. The property itself is hailed as a landmark: an extraordinary pagoda-like edifice, gargoyles as well as a carved door from a palace in Zanzibar - a striking statement in the landscape of Medoc with the wines themselves being a "mix of elegance and power with a slightly exotic edge…among the best that can be found in Bordeaux today" (James Lawther, Decanter).
With demand and prices continuing to rise, the opportunity for exceptional value from this historic estate seems almost impossible to attain. However, lucky for wine lovers everywhere, the second wine from this prized chateau is not out of reach. In 1994, Cos d’Estournel began producing Les Pagodes de Cos, which has since become a sought-after commodity in its own right. As the cult of second wines in Bordeaux is “regularly ascribed to the relentless search for quality…grape selection has become ever more stringent, with fewer grapes making it into a chateau’s principal bottling” (Jane Anson, Decanter), we reap the benefits – the opportunity to buy a wine that just a few decades ago would have made it into the Grand Vin for a price point that won't break the bank. Not only does Les Pagodes de Cos offer access to quality without waiting 20 years to open a bottle, in a blockbuster vintage like 2015, it’s an unbelievable value for the money.
Rich, powerful, and utterly delicious, today’s 2015 Les Pagodes de Cos is a wonderful showcase of a top wine from this prominent estate. A blend of 46% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this is a “very serious second wine…plush, deep and enveloping...the 2015 Pagodes possesses lovely depth, texture and resonance. Black cherry, plum, licorice, tobacco and menthol wrap around the racy finish. All the elements are in the right place” (AG, Vinous). Intense, refined and full of depth, the wine is voluptuous yet perfectly balanced. Shipping directly from the chateau to your preferred store, in its original wood case for 6 bottle orders, this is an essential addition to your collection. With up to 25% off, this is an offer you don’t want to miss!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MO, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, June 27, 2019.