Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chateau Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, 2011

I've read good things about Saint Cosme wines; I know the Gigondas is particularly well regarded among Robert Parker disciples. But I was disappointed by this Cotes du Rhone.

Southern Rhone aromas are there--ripe berries and spice--but not as intense as I expect from a Cotes du Rhone. Where's the pepper? Also some sweet toffee scents that tell me this wine has seen some new oak and aspires to an international style. Smooth and pleasant on the palate but overly ripe and fat for my taste. Very little acid structure.

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