Very dark and concentrated. Super- ripe, borderline brett? Thick and sweet. Very glamorous and heady. Not a trace of St- Estèphe austerity. Extraordinary indeed!
Jancis Robinson MWScore: 17/20
Very pretty aromas of sliced plums and blueberries, with hints of mineral, follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity finish with hints of vanilla bean and coffee
Wine SpectatorScore: 88-91/100
Much more narrowly defined than most 2009s, the opaque purple-colored Cos Labory reveals some jagged, raspy tannins. Although it appears to have plenty of concentration, its disjointedness is worrisome. (Tasted once.) Apr 2010, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 87-88/100
Tasted at the UGC and a negoçiant. Light, brambly black fruit on the earthy nose, moderate definition, quite conservative...very “Saint Estephe” in terms of its slightly curmudgeonly demeanour. Medium-bodied, slightly coarse tannins on the entry, gaining a little depth towards the blackberry, briary and cedar finish. Not a bad Cos-Labory and very different from its neighbour across the road! Tasted March 2010
Neal MartinScore: 86-88/100