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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
(search item no. 96362)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre.

Aged for 24 months in two to four years old barrels. The 2005 was an out-standing vintage and the most impressive appellation. Balance! Strength! Structure! Complexity! With the entire range of magical aromas from Chateauneuf. Brandied cherries, squashed strawberries, trufle, thyme, black olive tapenade. Bottled without any filtration.

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About Domaine de Saint Cosme:

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.