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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
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Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate 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
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:

The 2010 vintage was an exceptional one in the southern Rhone. All the different grapes varieties behaved well during the ageing and the quality progression was harmonious. In this kind of vintage, Chateauneuf shows an incredible focus on the terroir expression. In a blind tasting it can't be missed. The very reasonable level of alcohol make 2010 even more interesting because of the intensity of the great vintage can be found without the brutal Chateauneuf alcohol. The freshness was the fact of 2010. The Chateauneuf 2010 already tastes great, but it can be drunk old as well.

Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 3% 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.