Château Cos Labory
1. vinen hedder Château Cos Labory 5. Cru, 2. vinene Charme de Cos Labory og Le Saint Estèphe de Cos Labory samt "the kid brother of Château Cos Labory" Château Andron Blanquet.
Located on top of the Cos hill in Saint Estèphe, Château Cos Labory took its name from its geographical location and the name of François Labory, who was the first owner until 1845. Louis Gaspard d'Estournel then acquired it before having to sell it again to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. The property was finally taken over by George Weber in the 1930's, who bequeathed it to his daughter and son-in-law, François Audoy in 1959. In 1971, the couple acquired the neighbouring estate, Château Andron Blanquet. Their sons worked with them on the two estates for a few years and then the elder Bernard took over the running of the properties. Bernard is a strong, practical manager with a quiet reassuring manner. He has always lived in Saint-Estèphe and is perfectly emblematic of his estate, his wines and the appellation that he has presided over since 2000. A real family property, where the generations have genuinely labored already for nearly a
century for the estate to blossom and grow.
Soil: Gunz gravel over a marly limestone subsoil. Surface: 18 ha. Average age of the vineyard: 35 years. Grape varieties: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 % Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Low temperature vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. Ageing in oak barrels, with 50% new oak.
We never choose to make easy or lively wines.
We make wines that are precise, balanced and sincere