The 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos has a lifted and vibrant bouquet with red and black fruit, tobacco and humidor scents, just a hint of desiccated orange peel in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, quite Pauillac in style with pencil lead/graphite notes infusing the black fruit towards the finish that shows good body and persistence. Excellent. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.
92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Apr 2020)
This big, rich, chocolaty wine is powerfully built with considerable extract. The wine is huge and solid, its tannins extreme and dense. At the same time, the juicy blackberry fruit drives the wine into an opulent aftertaste.
92 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May 2013)
A wine with plum, spice, and currant character with full body, and silky tannins. Lovely texture to this wine. Give it a year or two to soften. Second wine of Cos. Better in 2015.
91 points, James Suckling (Mar 2013)
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos gives up a nose of baked blackberries, prunes and blackcurrant cordial with hints of powdered cinnamon, smoked meats and eucalyptus plus a touch of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers just enough fruit to fill the structure with bold freshness and a firm, chewy texture, finishing on a stewed tea note.
90+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2020)
Bright loganberry and blackberry fruit pumps along, while hints of licorice root, singed apple wood and charcoal chime in on the finish. Pleasantly firm, open and accessible, this is engaging and lively but a bit shy on stuffing overall. Drink now through 2023.
90 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Mar 2013)