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Château Cos Labory

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2023
92
The debut vintage produced by the team from Cos d'Estournel. The wine pops with dark red fruits, flowers, and cocoa in the nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, chalky, crisp, and chewy, with black raspberries, and chocolate in the finish. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

The debut vintage produced by the team from Cos d'Estournel. The wine pops with dark red fruits, flowers, and cocoa in the nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, chalky, crisp, and chewy, with black raspberries, and chocolate in the finish. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
The dark fruits show nicely in the nose, and on the palate. Soft, and round in texture, with ripeness, freshness, and sweetness, the only issue here is too much new oak, as the wine seems dry in the finish. This the last vintage for the new owners. Starting in 2023, the team of Cos d'Estournel will take over the vineyard and production of the wine. The wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

The dark fruits show nicely in the nose, and on the palate. Soft, and round in texture, with ripeness, freshness, and sweetness, the only issue here is too much new oak, as the wine seems dry in the finish. This the last vintage for the new owners. Starting in 2023, the team of Cos d'Estournel will take over the vineyard and production of the wine. The wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
With a floral edge to the nose, you also find black currants, tobacco leaf, smoke and cherries in the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is bright, with a salty, crushed stone accent to the chewy, firm, finish. Give it just a year or two before pulling a cork. Drink from 2025-2038.

With a floral edge to the nose, you also find black currants, tobacco leaf, smoke and cherries in the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is bright, with a salty, crushed stone accent to the chewy, firm, finish. Give it just a year or two before pulling a cork. Drink from 2025-2038.

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Black currants, tobacco leaf, herbs, forest floor and coffee bean on the nose is what you find before reaching the medium-bodied, round, currant filled palate. Forward, fruity and ready to go early in life, give it just a year or two before pulling a cork. Drink from 2024-2040. 89-91

Black currants, tobacco leaf, herbs, forest floor and coffee bean on the nose is what you find before reaching the medium-bodied, round, currant filled palate. Forward, fruity and ready to go early in life, give it just a year or two before pulling a cork. Drink from 2024-2040. 89-91

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2020
93
Flowers, black raspberries, red and black currants, licorice, oak and spearmint create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is ripe, round and loaded with sweet, vibrant, clean, red berries that taste and feel just great! As I wrote earlier, Cos Labory has really upped their game lately. This makes three solid vintages in a row! Give it just a year or two in the cellar and it promises to be even better. Drink from 2025-2040.

Flowers, black raspberries, red and black currants, licorice, oak and spearmint create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is ripe, round and loaded with sweet, vibrant, clean, red berries that taste and feel just great! As I wrote earlier, Cos Labory has really upped their game lately. This makes three solid vintages in a row! Give it just a year or two in the cellar and it promises to be even better. Drink from 2025-2040.

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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. 91-93 Pts

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. 91-93 Pts

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2019
93
Cos Labory has been making better wine than ever recently, and the 2019 continues that trend. Smoke, earthy, spicy, floral red and black fruits are all over the place on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, fresh, long, fruity-filled and forward, with a solid depth-of-flavor, ripe tannins and a creamy textured finish. and a peppery nuance that kicks in on the endnote, this is going to be great with a few years of age. Drink from 2025-2040.

Cos Labory has been making better wine than ever recently, and the 2019 continues that trend. Smoke, earthy, spicy, floral red and black fruits are all over the place on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, fresh, long, fruity-filled and forward, with a solid depth-of-flavor, ripe tannins and a creamy textured finish. and a peppery nuance that kicks in on the endnote, this is going to be great with a few years of age. Drink from 2025-2040.

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2018
92
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, lifted red fruits, spice and earth pop up in the nose easily. The wine has energy, elegance and loads of red currants, red plums and herbs on the palate. The finish delivers more of those gorgeous red, sweet, chewy fruits. This is a big step up from previous vintages. I am liking it a lot!

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, lifted red fruits, spice and earth pop up in the nose easily. The wine has energy, elegance and loads of red currants, red plums and herbs on the palate. The finish delivers more of those gorgeous red, sweet, chewy fruits. This is a big step up from previous vintages. I am liking it a lot!

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Medium-bodied, round, forward and with a nice level of ripeness to the fruit and accompanied by spice and tobacco leaf, the wine really works well with this vintage. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, round, forward and with a nice level of ripeness to the fruit and accompanied by spice and tobacco leaf, the wine really works well with this vintage. 90-92 Pts

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2017
90
Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, and savory, with an herbal, spearmint, and tobacco leaf edge to the red fruits, while not mature, it is already easy to like now and should deliver pleasure for at least the next 12 years or so. Drink from 2023-2035.

Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, and savory, with an herbal, spearmint, and tobacco leaf edge to the red fruits, while not mature, it is already easy to like now and should deliver pleasure for at least the next 12 years or so. Drink from 2023-2035.

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A medium bodied, forward, classic styled wine with an easy going, fresh, red berry character that will drink well with just a few years of age.

A medium bodied, forward, classic styled wine with an easy going, fresh, red berry character that will drink well with just a few years of age.

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2016
90
Fruity, forward, medium bodied, spicy, round and easy drinking, there is a nice blast of ripe cassis and cigar box in the finish.

Fruity, forward, medium bodied, spicy, round and easy drinking, there is a nice blast of ripe cassis and cigar box in the finish.

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Medium bodied with loads of earth, spice box, blackberry and cassis, this wine is fresh, bright and shows character and sweetness as well as fruit in the finish.

Medium bodied with loads of earth, spice box, blackberry and cassis, this wine is fresh, bright and shows character and sweetness as well as fruit in the finish.

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2015
87
Light in color, medium-bodied, with soft, mineral driven red fruits and leafy qualities. You can already drink this now, just give it an hour in the decanter.

Light in color, medium-bodied, with soft, mineral driven red fruits and leafy qualities. You can already drink this now, just give it an hour in the decanter.

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An earthy, medium-bodied wine with cassis, blackberries and a crisp, herbal, sweet and tart quality to the fruit. 86 - 88 Pts

An earthy, medium-bodied wine with cassis, blackberries and a crisp, herbal, sweet and tart quality to the fruit. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014
90
Showing much better in bottle, than in barrel, this early drinking, medium bodied wine serves up a spicy, dark, red berry centered wine with an earthy, cherry finish.

Showing much better in bottle, than in barrel, this early drinking, medium bodied wine serves up a spicy, dark, red berry centered wine with an earthy, cherry finish.

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Smoked cherries, earth and herbs on the nose, this wine is medium-bodied, forward and easy-drinking in style with a woodsy spice mingling midst the cassis. 86-89 Pts

Smoked cherries, earth and herbs on the nose, this wine is medium-bodied, forward and easy-drinking in style with a woodsy spice mingling midst the cassis. 86-89 Pts

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2012
87
Blackberries and a touch of oak and rustic tannins finish with a core of blackberry and cranberry. 87 – 89 Pts

Blackberries and a touch of oak and rustic tannins finish with a core of blackberry and cranberry. 87 – 89 Pts

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2011
88
Lead pencil, smoke, stone and black cherry scents, round tannins and a fresh, black cherry finish. 88-89 Pts

Lead pencil, smoke, stone and black cherry scents, round tannins and a fresh, black cherry finish. 88-89 Pts

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2010
88
Medium bodied, oaky, with ripe and over ripe blackberries, dark cherries, spice, espresso bean and herbs, this easy going blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot can be enjoyed now, if you like primary fruit, or with 5-7 years of age, for more secondary notes.

Medium bodied, oaky, with ripe and over ripe blackberries, dark cherries, spice, espresso bean and herbs, this easy going blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot can be enjoyed now, if you like primary fruit, or with 5-7 years of age, for more secondary notes.

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2009
87
Medium bodied, uncompicated, fresh, earthy, red berry dominated wine .

Medium bodied, uncompicated, fresh, earthy, red berry dominated wine .

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2008
84
Medium bodied, with bright, crisp, red fruits that are followed by stern, rustic tannins. The wine is better on the earthy, spicy, cedar and tobacco nose, but not by much.

Medium bodied, with bright, crisp, red fruits that are followed by stern, rustic tannins. The wine is better on the earthy, spicy, cedar and tobacco nose, but not by much.

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2005
88
Firm, masculine and still tannic, the wine shows an earthy, tobacco, cherry nose. Medium. full bodied, with an earthy, tannic core, give this a few more years to soften and come together.

Firm, masculine and still tannic, the wine shows an earthy, tobacco, cherry nose. Medium. full bodied, with an earthy, tannic core, give this a few more years to soften and come together.

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2003
89
Ready to drink and showing well with its soft, round textures, earthy, dark red and black fruits, smoke and spicy profile. Medium bodied and charming, this is quite nice and is probably the best wine I recall tasting from the property. It really shows how great 2003 is for St. Estephe.

Ready to drink and showing well with its soft, round textures, earthy, dark red and black fruits, smoke and spicy profile. Medium bodied and charming, this is quite nice and is probably the best wine I recall tasting from the property. It really shows how great 2003 is for St. Estephe.

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1990
83
Dried wood, mold, tobacco and clay make up the perfume. This rustic wine ends with a dry, lean, tart cherry finish.

Dried wood, mold, tobacco and clay make up the perfume. This rustic wine ends with a dry, lean, tart cherry finish.

3,842 Views   Tasted