Chateau Cos Labory, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, 2009

Chateau Cos Labory

Score

90
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drink: 2015 - 2035

Manufacturer:

Chateau Cos Labory

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with some stylish new oak. Sleek and broad, with flesh and weight, a hedonistic style for St Estephe, with bold but fine-grained tannins, ample acidity, and considerable energy and lift on the finish. Excellent balance and length.

Alun Griffiths

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Rather backward nose but hints of cassis and plum discernible. Ripe and sweet and with agitation this becomes more prominent along with some creamy vanilla notes from oak. On the palate there is good density of fruit but the wood is once again very noticeable at this stage.Quite good with crunchy red fruit on the palate but not profound. Medium-long finish.

Steven Spurrier

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Deep, rich, quite lush bouquet seems to have fleshy Merlot fruit to match the Cabernet, but the Cabernet elegance dominates. Good, fragrant fruit, tannins well blended in to show both polish and vigour, lots of depth, quite restrained in the classic Medoc style, will show increasing fruit and finesse as it ages.

Details

Wine name: Chateau Cos Labory
Wine classification: 5CC
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £32.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Saint-Estèphe

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