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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2007
Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2007
(search item no. 101169)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $63.99

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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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:

The most beautiful terroirs of the Cote-Rotie, around Rosiers and Cote-Rosiers will never give their secrets. I have a true love for those places because this is where I make my Cote-Rotie. They have become a kind of second home for me. It's funny to see that Cote-Rotie 2007 looks like 1997. It's an explosion of the entire range of aromas found in this place: squashed lead, blackcurrant, bacon, roasted coffee, ash, violet, roses.

The feeling in the mouth is just like 1997: plenty of freshness combined with a soft texture. This combination gives the relief which allows the fruit to be omnipresent. Even if that was not explained enough and understood, 2007 will remain as a great vintage in the Cote-Rotie. I am ready to bet. This wine, just like 1997, will never close, will always taste nice at any time because its aromatic reserve never ends.

Squashed lead, blackcurrant, bacon, roasted coffee, ancient roses. <> 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.