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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2002
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2002
(search item no. 57418)

PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This "little" gem was made from an intriguing blend of grapes which were all fermented together. With a maceration of 40 days this is an intense, super-concentrated Cotes du Rhone, which has seen no oak at all but is still profoundly complex. Opaque in colour the wine has an exotic perfume of spice, raisins and lilacs. This is followed by a rich, full-bodied wine with layer upon layer of black fruit flavours, silky tannins and a depth that puts this humble Cotes du Rhone way above its status. Delusions of grandeur no doubt but what a wine it is. It will be irresistible when released but age well for 3-6 years.
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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.