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Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône les Deux Albion 2006
Dark purple in the glass. The nose shows strawberry fruit, followed by raisin a hint of barnyard, soil and wet leaves. A big rich and smooth performance with sweet cherry, sage and violets on the palate. A long finish remicient of blackberry jam. A big racy wine that's very sexy in the glass. This was the majority favorite of the night and the '06 Janasse CDP, that I scored higher, was only the winner for me by a hair.
The nose showed blackberry, savory-meaty aromas, garrigue, bacon fat and lots of crack black pepper. On the palate, it became fleshier over the course of four hours with a smooth seductive mouth-feel. This is a dark and savory wine that showed only a hint of black fruits and never lost that extreme pepper and spice note. -------------- The following day. After 18 hours, and having been double decanted, and allowed to rest in bottle, the nose showed blackberry, savory reduction sauce, ginger snap, garrigue and fresh-cracked black pepper. On the palate, its massive structure continued to keep this wine in check, as mouth coating tannin allowed only a glimpse of dark stone fruits, spice, menthol and black pepper. The finish was tight yet long with spice and menthol.
...Looking in the glass like it was poured from an inkwell... dark, brooding and daring, this Gigondas matches in the strength of its aromas: waves of violets, herbs, blueberry, and plum followed by a smoky minerality. Then onto the palate with big, contrasting flavors of gamey meats, black pepper, tea and black cherries. All combine to create a very complex package with a silky finish. This definitely will age well, but is very approachable now.
Good year for the southern Rhone. Great producer. Excellent wine. Very typical for Gigondas.
External Reviews for Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône les Deux Albion
A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 750ml
A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Saint Cosme, Chateau de Gigondas Les Claux 750ml
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