A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, offering 14% alcohol, the Cos-Labory is a little muted on the nose but reluctantly reveals some attractive earthy black fruits and well integrated oak. The palate is very tannic on the entry but there is good acidity and purity, much better than in recent years, very structure on the finish with just a touch of orange rind on the aftertaste. Fine. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com
Neal MartinScore: 89-91/100
A slightly acetyl, oaky nose. The tannins are a little coarse but with lovely sappy fruit at the end.
This is an elegant reserved wine from Cos Labory. There are layers of plums, spice and blackberry flavours on the palate accented by tobacco and cedar notes. Enjoy the wine with at least 5 years of bottle age. Jeannie Cho Lee MW asianpalate.com
Jeannie Cho Lee MWScore: 87-88/100
Narrowly constructed for a 2010, this dense ruby/purple-tinged offering displays attractive mineral, blueberry and red currant notes as well as an elegant, solid style, but it is essentially superficial with significant tannins for the amount of depth. Cellar it for 5-6 years and keep your fingers crossed over the following 10-12 years. May 2011, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 85-87/100