Earthy & Spicy
This is a really nice Cotes du Rhone. Floral yet spicy nose. Full bodied and explosive. Great as a sipping wine or with hearty fare - I had it with seared tuna. I'm no expert, but I think it is meant to be enjoyed now and not cellared long.
I was really looking forward to trying out this particular vintage from this Saint Cosme, unfortunately it had all the hints of serious cork taint in the making. Given a few more years this would have been quite rancorous, as it was, even the subtle hint was too much to enjoy this wine! I'm disappointed.