2020 - Ch Cos Labory 5ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos Labory
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2042
Case size
12x75cl
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2020 CH COS LABORY 5ÈME CRU ST ESTÈPHE - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cos Labory
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2042
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £250 – £300
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Cos Labory offers classic cassis, ripe plums and kirsch notes, followed by hints of pencil shavings, red roses and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate has great tension and nice, ripe, grainy tannins supporting the tightly wound red and black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Drink 2025-2043

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2020 Cos Labory is bright and exuberant in the glass. The purity of the flavors is striking. It will be interesting to see if the tannins settle down a bit. Today, they are pretty piercing in their intensity. Raspberry jam, game, iron, licorice, mint and sweet pipe tobacco lend energy and vibrancy throughout. Cos Labory is a touch austere, and yet it has plenty to offer. Drink 2028 - 2045

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    42% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot Always a slightly more subdued style during the primeur tastings, but its subtlety is the secret to its success. With plenty of bright summer berries, there is a harmony between fruit, freshness and structure. The tannins give compactness and depth and in time this will show all the ageworthiness of the finest St Estèphes.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2021,
    Score: 92-93

    Blueberry and blackberry character with salt and mineral undertones. It’s medium-bodied with firm, racy tannins and a long finish. Well crafted.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    Round, ripe, chewy, sweet, and fresh, the wine is medium/full-bodied with an already delicious blast of blackberry, Asian spice and currants in the nose and palate. Cos Labory has really upped their game lately. This makes three solid vintages in a row.

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Producer

Château Cos Labory

Directly across the road from Cos d’Estournel in St Estephe, Ch Cos Labory is a historical under-performer that has been improving in leaps and bounds over the past decades. Bernard Audoy’s focus on improved vineyard practice, stricter selection and investment in the cellar has paid dividends. The 18 hectare vineyard Prices remain reasonable as quality rises and these wines are some of the best value in the Medoc.

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.