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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2006
Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2006
(search item no. 97075)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $75.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Elegance is the major word in 2006 which will remain as a good classical vintage. Our vine in the Cote-Blonde confirmed a quality improvement related to the draught of the last vintages... All the vines around the Viaillère developped as usual their incredible typicity: sweet texture, aromas of graphite and smoked bacon. This vintage reminds me of 1998, with more freshness. 1998 tastes very well at the moment. Cote-Rotie 2006 will age with harmony because the grape ripening went just to the right level.

Squashed lead, blackcurrant, bacon, roasted coffee.

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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.