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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2006
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2006
(search item no. 94374)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Perhaps his best achievement among the inexpensive wines is his 2006 Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions. This is a blend of 50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre and Carignan. Already in bottle, the wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of peppery blackberry and cassis, with a hint of exotic flowers and tropical fruits.

Remarkably, he blends in 10% of the white grape Clairette to give an almost Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline-like floral complexity to the black fruit character. This is a fat, fleshy, delicious wine meant for drinking in its first 3-4 years of life."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 90 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.