Pagodes De Estournel
Established as a second growth in the Bordeaux classification of 1855, this chateau is often referred to as a “super second” as its wines excel above others. They have had five owners since it was founded in 1811 by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. French food manufacturer, Michel Reybier, is the present owner. Advances have been made under the direction of their technical director, Dominique Arangoits.
Chateau Cos D'Estournel: Aromas of purple violets and lavender invite you inside. The ebony fabric of this wine is layered with crushed blackberries, melted chocolate and graphite that caress the palate. This stunning Cos is built on balance and softly textured tannins. It is an intellectual effort by technical director Dominique Arangoits. The mid-palate is finesse-driven and inviting, showcasing the terroir of the estate. It glides across the palate like a Broadway performer.
Pagodes de Cos:
The opaque red ruby color showcases warm fruits of dark raspberries and crème de cassis. There are elements of saddle leather, licorice and crushed stones blended with fresh orchard fruits. This Pagodes has plenty of charm and over-delivers at the price.