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St Cosme Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012

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"almost all Syrah that comes from higher elevation vineyards in Vinsobres and the Gard region (western side of the Rhone River). Offering big, bright berry fruits, pepper, olive and hints of meatiness, it is a medium-bodied, elegant and rock-solid Cotes du Rhone that has loads of character. It’s a serious value to drink over the coming 4-5 years." WA 12/13

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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

Editorial Reviews for St Cosme Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
08/22/2014

Gamy, savory and spicy on the nose, this is cut from a different cloth than most Cotes du Rhone. Barnyard, deeply aromatic and rich with slightly lifted aromas of earthy raspberry fruit,, green olive, worcestershire sauce and lamb with a hint of orange and mint, there’s a diner in my glass. Big rich, and black fruited right up front, this is a touch dense and opaque on the palate but silky enough to remain interesting. A bit chewy with extract and tannin in the mouth, this slowly reveals layers of earth, dried herb, tree bark and wild berry flavors with spicy violet tinged top notes on the palate. Elegant and refined, I’m not sure it’s what I would look for from a Cotes du Rhone but this does deliver a lot of flavor and intensity at this price finishing with a blend of chocolate and herbs that lingers on the rich finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
08/22/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
4.00 5
02/16/2014

My rating: 91: Very high extract wine with good tannins high acohol and many layers of taste. very good and long nose with nice complexities. Many will find this wine to powerful. I enjoyed it.



"almost all Syrah that comes from higher elevation vineyards in Vinsobres and the Gard region (western side of the Rhone River). Offering big, bright berry fruits, pepper, olive and hints of meatiness, it is a medium-bodied, elegant and rock-solid Cotes du Rhone that has loads of character. It’s a serious value to drink over the coming 4-5 years." WA 12/13

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