Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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Item No. 111854
  • WS90
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The quality of the fruit is superb, and the wine is profound, round, with a deep color. Aromas and flavors of graphite, strawberry compote, licorice, and lilacs.

100% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"This has lush, silky-textured layers of dark plum, anise and crushed blackberry fruit, woven with black tea and graphite notes through the finish. Belies the AOC with its length and depth. "
90 Points

"Vivid purple. High-toned, intensely perfumed nose displays dark berries, licorice and smoked meat, with a sexy floral topnote. Juicy, broad and a bit wild, with sweet, deep, energetic flavors of floral-accented blackberry and cassis. Closes sappy and long, with lingering violet and black pepper notes."
90 Points

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(4/14/2012)
This needs to age a while. A little harsh but should soften up with a few years in the cellar. good value
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Learn About Saint Cosme Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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