#88 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
100% Syrah, Limestony sands, red clay and rolling stones. Aged in vat. The wines are crunchy and ripe because of the dry summer. After the fresh 2008, we come back to a stronger wine with length. This wine, made to be drunk in its youth, is often quite surprising. It will be fresh and ready to be crunched. Blackcurrant, blackberry, graphite, liquorish.
Earthy & Spicy
This is a really nice Cotes du Rhone. Floral yet spicy nose. Full bodied and explosive. Great as a sipping wine or with hearty fare - I had it with seared tuna. I'm no expert, but I think it is meant to be enjoyed now and not cellared long.
I was really looking forward to trying out this particular vintage from this Saint Cosme, unfortunately it had all the hints of serious cork taint in the making. Given a few more years this would have been quite rancorous, as it was, even the subtle hint was too much to enjoy this wine! I'm disappointed.