Cos Labory 2020

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Wine Advocate

Drink Date
2025 - 2043

Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Cos Labory offers classic cassis, ripe plums and kirsch notes, followed by hints of pencil shavings, red roses and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate has great tension and nice, ripe, grainy tannins supporting the tightly wound red and black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note.


James Suckling

Blueberry and blackberry character with salt and mineral undertones. It’s medium-bodied with firm, racy tannins and a long finish. Well crafted.


Jancis Robinson

Full bottle 1,295 g. Cask sample taken 2 April. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. 50% new oak.
Purplish crimson. Unusually warm, rather sweaty nose. Much looser with less obvious tannin and more green astringency than many other 2020s. Lightish and a bit chewy and stringy. Has the freshness of the commune – perhaps rather too much so. Awkward finish. Not much real fruit concentration.


Antonio Galloni

The 2020 Cos Labory is bright and exuberant in the glass. The purity of the flavors is striking. It will be interesting to see if the tannins settle down a bit. Today, they are pretty piercing in their intensity. Raspberry jam, game, iron, licorice, mint and sweet pipe tobacco lend energy and vibrancy throughout. Cos Labory is a touch austere, and yet it has plenty to offer.


Jeff Leve

Round, ripe, chewy, sweet, and fresh, the wine is medium/full-bodied with an already delicious blast of blackberry, Asian spice and currants in the nose and palate. Cos Labory has really upped their game lately. This makes three solid vintages in a row. 91-93



Tasted by Jane Anson(at Primeur week tastings in Bordeaux, 01 May 2021)

Charming, with an unfussy and welcoming focus on blackberry and black cherry fruits, a little soft through the mid palate, but with plenty to recommend for early-to-medium drinking. Not hugely intense although there are plenty of earthy tannins on display, a little surprising when you see the 30 hl/ha yield. Tasted twice.

Drinking Window 2026 - 2043