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St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2005

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These extraordinary granitic coteaux should get a lot more recognition.The incredible sexy nose of the serine is a must in the Rhône valley. The ripening in 2005 was exceptional, with low yields and perfect balance. The malolactic fermentations took six months to be achieved, which has been great for the quality of the ageing in barrels.

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Château de Saint-Cosme:
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acq... Read more
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acquired it in 1570, and at the end of the sixteenth century built a splendid residence over existing cellars... Read less

Member Reviews for St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
12/09/2008

This a medium bodied Syrah that has a very distinct black pepper taste that appears in the middle and lasts straight through to the finish. Very spicy but not so overpowering that you can't enjoy the other berry flavors that are present in this wine. In addition to the black pepper, this wine has a very meaty mouth feel and taste that truly makes this wine unique.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
12/06/2008

This wine starts out with dark fruits and a light pepper scent on the nose. In the mouth this wine is quite spicy with strong pepper and spice on the palate, along with traces of oak as well. A medium-light body with medium tannins that are present but not overly dominating. The finish is long yet balanced with substantial pepper there too. As a fan of the spicy character of Grenache and Syrah this was a very enjoyable wine for me.


Snooth User: WhitnessThis
64931157
4.00 5
03/07/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Saint Cosme, Chateau de Gigondas Hominis Fides 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/19/2011

Opaque ruby. Full-throttle boysenberry and cassis aromas are impressively pungent and focused, and show a strong graphite quality that reminded me of a northern Rhone wine. Firm minerality adds complexity to the ripe dark berry flavors, with firm tan... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Saint Cosme, Chateau de Gigondas Hominis Fides 1500ml


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

This wine is made up of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. It has the characteristic blackberry, blueberry, spice, violet, and minerality of the Gigondas appellation. This wine has been rated very highly: The 2001 vintage received a 94 from Robert Parker,



These extraordinary granitic coteaux should get a lot more recognition.The incredible sexy nose of the serine is a must in the Rhône valley. The ripening in 2005 was exceptional, with low yields and perfect balance. The malolactic fermentations took six months to be achieved, which has been great for the quality of the ageing in barrels.

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