Cos Labory 2003

SubregionSt Estephe

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Bordeaux2003Cos LaboryBT10300.00cs87 RPAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The soft, plump, round, and opulent 2003 offers plenty of fig, plum, black cherry, and currant fruit, low acidity, and sweet tannin in a charming, up-front style. Drink it over the next decade.

Score: 87Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006

Score: 87/88Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005

This perennial underachiever has come through with a solid effort in 2003, not surprising considering how strong this vintage is for St.-Estephe. A deep ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by pure fruit, medium body, low acidity, and notes of minerals, black currants, cherries, and earth. Tannin in the finish is present, but well-integrated as well as ripe. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2014.

Score: 87/89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (152), April 2004

Loads of blackberry, currant and spice character on the nose. Full-bodied, with sweet fruit and ripe tannins. Long and caressing. Very well done. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made.

Score: 90James Suckling,, March 2006

Pure currants and licorice on the nose. Wonderful Cabernet. Full-bodied, with super-silky tannins and a long fniish. Could turn out to be very special for this estate.

Score: 89/91James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 04), April 2004

Dark crimson. Complete and silky and with lots of fruit. Still youthful. Very well mannered. Rather succulent. Well balanced. (Average group score: 15.5)

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW,, October 2010

Ch Cos Labory , 2003 St-Estèphe 17.5 Drink 2012-25
Very dark. Succulent, opulent, polished texture. Alcohol and tannins overwhelmed by lots of ripe fruit. Very glamorous for the money. Mouthfilling.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW,, November 2005

Deep, exciting crimson. Exciting classic tension. Serious stuff! Full, opulent and the extraordinary ripeness is, just, kept in check by the corset of tannins

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, (April 04), April 2004

Score: 16.5+Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2007

Score: 14.5Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine (1), April 2004

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