2003 Cos Labory 5th Cru St estephe

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Price: £300.00 £300.00 Ex VAT
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  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 12/75CL

Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in oak, half of which are new barrels. This wine will be fully mature and ready to drink!

This is an elegant restrained wine, as the winemakers of Cos Labory say: "We never choose to make easy or lively wines. We make wines that are precise, balanced and sincere".

Information About Chateau Cos Labory

The name of the estate comes from its geographical location on the Cos hill and the name of François Labory, who was the first owner until 1845.

Louis Gaspard d'Estournel then acquired it before having to sell it again to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. The property was finally taken over by George Weber in the 1930's, who bequeathed it to his daughter and son-in-law, François Audoy in 1959.

In 1971, the couple acquired the neighbouring estate, Château Andron Blanquet. Their sons worked with them on the two estates for a few years and then the elder Bernard took over the running of the properties. Bernard is a strong, practical manager with a quiet reassuring manner. He has always lived in Saint-Estèphe and is perfectly emblematic of his estate, his wines and the appellation that he has presided over since 2000.

A real family property, where the generations have genuinely laboured already for nearly a century for the estate to blossom and grow. 

- Chateau Cos Labory 

Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Tasting Date : 01 October 2003

Dark crimson. Complete and silky and with lots of fruit. Still youthful. Very well mannered. Rather succulent. Well balanced.

Rating : 17/20


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 October 2010

Tasted blind at Farr Vintner’s Left Bank tasting. I had forgotten how impressive this was from barrel. There is just a little sur-maturite on the nose: plum, blackberry, a touch of prune in the background. The palate has a soft entry, very plush and generous with layers of toasty black fruit with tar and sous-bois. Soft landing on the finish. Modern in style, but not ostentatious and retaining Saint Estephe typicity.

Rating : 91/100


Jeff Leve
Jeff Leve
The Wine Cellar Insider

Tasting Date : 23 August 2015

Ready to drink and showing well with its soft, round textures, earthy, dark red and black fruits, smoke and spicy profile. Medium bodied and charming, this is quite nice and is probably the best wine I recall tasting from the property. It really shows how great 2003 is for St. Estephe.

Rating : 89/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

Cases Cost c/s per year
1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.

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