Chateau Cos Labory Saint Estephe [Pre-Arrival] 2018
JS92-93: The 2018 Cos Labory is terrific. Pliant, deeply layered and full of complexity, the 2018 has a lot going on. Grilled herbs, cured meats, smoke, licorice and dark fruit all flesh out in this deep, super-expressive Saint-Estèphe. In 2018, Cos Labory is a wine of real character and distinction. The natural concentration of the year, along with a higher percentage of Petit Verdot than normal, result in a Cos Labory with intense fruit and equally huge tannins. Here, too, yields are down 50% at 25 hectoliters per hectare as opposed to 50. The blend is 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times.