Château Cos Labory, estate classified Fifth Growth in 1855 in the Saint-Estèphe appellation, makes its great wine from 18 hectares of vines on the hillside of Cos, a terroir of GÃ¼nzian gravel on a marl-limestone base. You will find 3 grape varieties: a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, a third of Merlot and finally, a twentieth of Cabernet Franc, with an average age of 35 years in 2010. After a manual and carefully sorted harvest, the vinification takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and is very extractive, before maturing in half new French oak barrels, the other half being one wine old.
From this Saint-Estèphe, a powerful and delicate wine at the same time, its creators say that they never opt for ease or exuberance and make fair, balanced and sincere wines. It can be cellared for many years, more than 15 years the great vintages, as Bernard Burtschy’s selection, which details several vintages up to 2006, attests.