Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2009


Winemaker's Notes

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.

Wine Spectator

#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.

Robert Parker

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.