A Harmonious and Crisp Grand Cru from Saint-Estephe
A superb Classified Growth of the Saint-Estephe appellation, Chateau Cos Labory is one of those discreetly endowed properties that radiate charm among the great names of the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region.
The last few vintages have produced wines offering an excellent consistency of quality and a subtle blend of finesse and elegance with a delicious fruitiness.
Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), complemented by Merlot (38%) and Petit Verdot (5%), the Chateau Cos Labory 2017 presents a brilliant purity and aromatic persistence. Very well structured, this wine highlights the technical nature of the winemaking carried out with the aim of revealing the best fruit on soft tannins, without excessive astringency. The nose opens with intense ripe fruit aromas, evolving fresh cedar notes that are typical of the terroir of Saint-Estephe. On the palate, the wine reveals great harmony, perfectly balanced with a soothing texture on the mid-palate, with a softness and crunch of fruit. Without becoming too powerful, the persistent length of the finish highlights spicy and mineral notes. A superb vintage for a delicious Cos Labory, with promising potential for age.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2017 Cos Labory is deep garnet-purple colored and scented of blackberry pie, cassis and pencil shavings with touches of violets, garrigue and mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, it has lovely freshness and impressive length.