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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2006
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2006
(search item no. 94280)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
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
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:

"The 2006 Cotes du Rhone was made from 100% Syrah that was actually declassified wine from the estate vineyards in Gigondas blended with some stuff he buys from Vinsobres and Rasteau. This is dense ruby/purple, big, deep, and fruity, with loads of blackberry fruit.

It is not terribly complex at the moment, but mouthfilling, very supple-textured, and corpulent. This wine should drink nicely for 4-5 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
87 Points

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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.