Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2009
100% Syrah, Limestony sands, red clay and rolling stones. Aged in vat. The wines are crunchy and ripe because of the dry summer. After the fresh 2008, we come back to a stronger wine with length. This wine, made to be drunk in its youth, is often quite surprising. It will be fresh and ready to be crunched. Blackcurrant, blackberry, graphite, liquorish.
#88 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
A lovely floral violet aroma leads the way, followed by good dark berry, tobacco and charcoal notes, with a dash of tarry grip on the finish. Pure and solid. Drink now through 2011.
Made from 100% cool climate Syrah from the sector of Gard, which is well-known for its favorable terroir for Syrah, the tank-aged 2009 Cotes du Rhone exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue along with loads of peppery black fruits and a delicious, soft style. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.