Chateau Cos Labory St Estephe 2011
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Awards: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
“A very dry wine, it shows the traditional Saint- Estèphe hard tannins. That suggests it will develop slowly, gradually bringing out the potential of the red berry fruits and acidity as it develops into a fine, complex wine. Drink from 2017. ROGER VOSS”
First, he 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.
Indeed, Mr. d’Estournel then acquired it before selling it again to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. Then, 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.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc et Petit Verdot.
Tasting Notes: At first, Chateau Cos Labory St Estephe 2011 has a beautiful colour. Then it has a rich, complex nose. Overall it is has a typical Saint Estèphe structure.
Performed in oak barrels (50% in new casks).
Food Pairing recommendations: Enjoy this saint Estephe with red meat. You will also appreciate it very much with a ripened cheese platter. At last, a delight with a fondant Chocolate cake. Bon Appétit !