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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
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Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $54.99

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
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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:

My Chateauneuf 2009 is a sort of 2007 with less exuberance, less outspoken. 2009 is a vintage of powerful and meaty wines. It was necesary more than ever to work with full clusters, have nice and well-ripe mourvèdre, age without any racking to preserve the heart of the fruit. It has notes of Christmas cake, gingerbread, fennel, garrigue and rosemary.

50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 8% Cinsault, 2% Clairette

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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.