2010 chateau cos labory 5eme cru classe, saint-estephe
Why We're Buying
Château Cos Labory is one of 18 Fifth Growths in Bordeaux. Like other châteaux in the appellation, it produces high-quality Bordeaux red blends. When it comes to maximizing your return on investment, note that Cos Labory wines are best consumed young.
Aromas of currants with blueberries and blackberries. Full body, with integrated tannins and a very pretty finish. This has lovely sweet fruit and length. Nicely done here. Try in 2018.
This wine seems like it's all structure at this stage, firmly tannic and dry. Very solid and chunky, it is hiding its potentially rich fruit, which will show once the intense tannins soften, but the wine will likely always be severe.
Medium ruby. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark plum, sweet spices and herbs. Enters the mouth fleshy and sweet, then shows vibrant blackberry and blackcurrant flavors in the mid-palate. A solid spine of acidity accentuates the tannins on the back end, leaving a somewhat dry mouthfeel. Still, there should be enough fruit here to stand up to the tannins over time.