Château Cos Labory 2023

Château Cos Labory 2023

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Saint-Estèphe, Fifth Growth.

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.

Château Cos Labory is a prestigious wine estate located in the Saint-Estèphe appellation within the Bordeaux region of France. With a history dating back centuries, the château has earned a reputation for producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Situated on 18 hectares of vineyards, the estate benefits from a combination of gravelly soils and maritime influence, contributing to the character and quality of its wines. Known for its commitment to traditional winemaking methods and sustainable practices, Château Cos Labory continues to uphold its legacy of excellence while embracing innovation in the pursuit of crafting exceptional Bordeaux blends. 

James Suckling: 94-95/100
Antonio Galloni - Vinous: 91-93/100
William Kelley - Wine Advocate: 90-92/100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Independent: 90-92/100
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2023 Cos Labory strolls confidently out of the glass with classic notes of cassis, redcurrants, and cedar followed by wafts of pencil shavings and dried herbs. The light to medium-bodied palate is invigorating and crunchy, the red berry flavors supported by grippy tannins and crisp acidity, finishing on a lively herbal note. 
Jane Anson: 90/100

The arrival of Cos d'Estournel at Cos Labory in May 2023 has got to be one of the most interesting purchases of recent years. There are of course similarities between the two properties - same hill, after all, and direct neighbours. But where Cos is east and south-facing, Cos is west and north facing. And they are taking on a seriously old school property, without even temperature control in the cellars (rectified on arrival, as you can imagine). There is a differennce in the quality of the aromatics from recent vintages of Cos Labory, and concentrated black fruits shot through with turmeric and sage spices, although the tannins are still austere and old school. The hard thing for Cos in my opinion will be to guard a little bit the style of Cos Labory, or you may as well put all the grapes together and just increase the production of the 2nd Growth. Will be fascinating to watch. Conversion to organics underway.