St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2008

Member Review by biondanonima:

Lots of acidity and an almost effervescent quality. Dark purple-red color in the glass belies the lighter style, bright red fruits and sharp acidity. At less than $10, a fine value.

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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
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Member Reviews for St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone

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Snooth User: biondanonima
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3.00 5
12/12/2010

Lots of acidity and an almost effervescent quality. Dark purple-red color in the glass belies the lighter style, bright red fruits and sharp acidity. At less than $10, a fine value.


Snooth User: edub
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3.50 5
08/08/2009

always a solid wine, this red shows a floral nose with spice, bright cherries,white pepper, and cured meats. This bottle has more finesse and acidity than previous vintages, and is very nice.


Snooth User: panacea
3599689
1.00 5
01/21/2010

Rotten egg nose, and pretty light flavor. But I just couldn't get over the smell. WineEducation.com says this is "almost always attributed to poor handling of grapes and the wine during production," so I'm quite disappointed that my wine supplier stocked it.


Snooth User: sade58
4782484
3.00 5
05/13/2010

Overall a fine example of "old world"Syrah. An earthy composite of rustic, baked fruits. Dark notes of doward plum and fermented raspberry. Big expressions of concentrated dry earth,licorace and stewed rhubarb wrapped around a core of minerality and black spices...Suggest perhaps a minimal decanting time of 30 min. A newly opened bottle may be a bit off-putting with coarser nuance. This is soon relaxed and the wine certainly becomes less austere and more approachable in large graces. Better pairings might be Braised lamb cutlets, or beef entrees with fattier marks. Cheers..


Snooth User: kit1512
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3.50 5
09/16/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

With respect to Barruolrsquo;s negociant line of wines, called Saint-Cosme, the very good 2008 Cotes du Rhone is primarily Syrah, much of it coming from such cool areas as Vinsobres. Attractive notes of creosote, blackberries, black currants, licorice, and truffles are followed by a medium-bodied, admirably textured wine with excellent fruit and definition. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Readers looking for a tank-fermented and aged, 100% Syrah bursting with blackberry fruit should check out the 2001 St. Cosme Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne. It possesses good acidity, loads of fruit, not a great deal of complexity, but considerable body, sweetness, and glycerine. Drink it over the next 3ndash;4 years. A Syrah such as this from California would cost $35ndash;$50!


External Review
03/19/2009

2008 Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Rouge is unusual 100% Syrah cuvee is a favorite of two of my colleagues, Ralph Sands and Jim Chanteloup. Lots of plush, berried fruits, balanced by fine tannins and good acidity make this a delicious choice at the


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This dark and spicy 100% Syrah was made by Louis Barroul, a 14th-generation neacute;gociant-winemaker from Gigondas, in the southern Rhocirc;ne. It captures the meaty, smoky majesty of far pricier red Rhocirc;nes, at least in the powerful, herb-infused bouquet. Grapey, spicy and front-loaded with fruit, the wine falls off in the finish, but by then you are well on your way to the next sip.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Toasty, with violet, fig bread and black currant notes laced with mocha and dark licorice hints. The fleshy, polished finish has a tobacco twinge to keep this honest. Drink now.



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