Dark berries with wood and a little dust. Medium body with firm tannins that lend a nice dryness to the wine. The acidity here gives good definition and completes a well-balanced structure. I have to say I would like this wine to have a little more spice to it like some previous vintages from Saint Cosme have had, but this is still a well made Cotes du Rhone.
Great example for a very good price. Nice earthy minerality and a hint of spice. Anise and musty blackberry notes. The fruit is quite minimal. Finishes clean with a relatively light but elegant body. A geat lunchtime red!
aromas of currants, blackberries, cocoa, dark rich fruit on the palate with a peppery, zesty finish, rich and full bodied but an elegance to it and terrific balance of tannins, acidity, and flavor components.
I was not as impressed with the 2007 as I was with the 2005. Still this wine is very enjoyable and unique. Medium mouthfeel with a very familiar black pepper aroma. Notes of earth, cassis, and black pepper but not nearly the spice of the early vintage (2005). Backgrounds of dark berry fruits and tame tannins. Very good with food. I will keep trying different vintages of this Syrah.
A great bargain. There is little else to hope for when it is less than $13.00 a bottle.
Three and a half glasses
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