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Fine Wines International USD 27.00 750ml
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St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albions 2008

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"...Grenache planted in the Plan de Dieu and around the village of Carignan. Dark ruby/purple-hued, it offers plenty of kirsch and cassis notes intermixed with notions of underbrush, pepper, and earth. The wine cuts a broad, medium to full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses impressive purity, length, and depth....90" WA 10/09

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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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Snooth User: Diderot
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3.50 5
10/13/2010

This exuberant red simply explodes with plummy flavors. That is not unusual for this winery, but the Les Dieux Albions is more extroverted than any wine I have ever tasted. (Now I suppose "extroverted" will show up on a list of annoying wine words.) A combination of Grenache (40%), Syrah (30%), Clairette, Mourvedre and Carignan (each 10%), this wine has potential to mature, and indeed after 45 minutes or so it stopped going off like fireworks and began to settle down and taste like the sleek, well-mannered Rhone red we all knew it could be. (Great legs!) As a 2008, it is still young and needs time, unless you like the way it carries on like a wild young girl at her parents' lawn party. Like every Ch. St. Cosme I have ever had (and I am drinking more of them these days), it's a good deal.



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"...Grenache planted in the Plan de Dieu and around the village of Carignan. Dark ruby/purple-hued, it offers plenty of kirsch and cassis notes intermixed with notions of underbrush, pepper, and earth. The wine cuts a broad, medium to full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses impressive purity, length, and depth....90" WA 10/09

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