Château de Saint-Cosme "Les Deux Albion" Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2015

$24.99

St Cosme is one of the Rhone Valley's hot up-and-coming producers. The Fantastic "Les Deux Albion" is basically declassified Gigondas at a fraction of the price.  Dont miss. 90 points Robert Parker:  "The Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions is 50-60% Syrah and the rest Grenache and other permitted varieties. It exhibits classic Syrah character with its sweet dark fruits, pepper, wood smoke and crushed rock-like minerality. Medium to full-bodied, it bucks the vintage stereotype and has a rounded, supple texture, good concentration and plenty of length. Possibly outstanding, it should have a decade of longevity."    

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Ratings on Delectable

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Not really my style. Dark fruit. A little disjointed now. SS

Not really my style. Dark fruit. A little disjointed now. SS

9.0

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Funk, garrigue, tart red cherries..mod acid...what a fun wine!

Funk, garrigue, tart red cherries..mod acid...what a fun wine!

8.8

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Cherries and funk...rich. Wonderful CdR.

Cherries and funk...rich. Wonderful CdR.

9.0

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Tart blackberry, mint, lavender. Loads and loads of garrigue, black pepper and mineral structure. Astonishing 42 days skin contact in addition to the usual whole cluster inclusion. Wild, feral intensity and layers of complexity. One of the best Côtes du Rhône tasted in recent memory and a real smash hit with my staff. Not often do you find cellar worthy red for under $20, but Saint Cosme brings the thunder and the value once again.

Tart blackberry, mint, lavender. Loads and loads of garrigue, black pepper and mineral structure. Astonishing 42 days skin contact in addition to the usual whole cluster inclusion. Wild, feral intensity and layers of complexity. One of the best Côtes du Rhône tasted in recent memory and a real smash hit with my staff. Not often do you find cellar worthy red for under $20, but Saint Cosme brings the thunder and the value once again.

9.2

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

Mint, garrigue, wild herbs, jasmine, olive skin, lavendar, thyme. So savory, with greater complexity than the entry Côtes du Rhône.

Mint, garrigue, wild herbs, jasmine, olive skin, lavendar, thyme. So savory, with greater complexity than the entry Côtes du Rhône.

9.3

Ryan Guy

Deep dark color... cracked pepper, touches of Asian spice, chocolate ganache, bruised plum and blackberry. Horse sweat and slight VA funk blows off with air. Medium weight with dark berry fruit, plus hints of tobacco on the palate. Not quite as complex as the nose. Chunky tannins are there, but fade with a modest finish. Out of a magnum. 50% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Clairette

Deep dark color... cracked pepper, touches of Asian spice, chocolate ganache, bruised plum and blackberry. Horse sweat and slight VA funk blows off with air. Medium weight with dark berry fruit, plus hints of tobacco on the palate. Not quite as complex as the nose. Chunky tannins are there, but fade with a modest finish. Out of a magnum. 50% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Clairette

9.0

Simon Heape

A really nice surprise and very different from most other Cotes du Rhone I’ve enjoyed. A negocient wine from a legendary Gigondas house, 100% Syrah from two plots in Vinsobres and Gard Medium Ruby with Medium (+) intensity and aromas and flavours of Black Plum, stewed black cherries, roast strawberries, violet, thyme, black olive and black pepper. The wine is meaty (raw bacon), gamey and smoky with leather, tobacco and liquorice. Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+), soft ripe tannins, high alcohol but very well integrated, medium body, medium (+) intensity and finish. Very good almost outstanding wine, just needs a little more depth, body and a longer finish.

A really nice surprise and very different from most other Cotes du Rhone I’ve enjoyed. A negocient wine from a legendary Gigondas house, 100% Syrah from two plots in Vinsobres and Gard Medium Ruby with Medium (+) intensity and aromas and flavours of Black Plum, stewed black cherries, roast strawberries, violet, thyme, black olive and black pepper. The wine is meaty (raw bacon), gamey and smoky with leather, tobacco and liquorice. Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+), soft ripe tannins, high alcohol but very well integrated, medium body, medium (+) intensity and finish. Very good almost outstanding wine, just needs a little more depth, body and a longer finish.

9.3

Carol Poarch-Blagburn

From the co-op

From the co-op

8.9

Jay B. Muskett

My first wine. Pretty good. I enjoyed it. A bit pricey.

My first wine. Pretty good. I enjoyed it. A bit pricey.

9.0

Tara Guthrie

Very well balanced and versatile. Nice tannin but not overpowering. Savory smokiness, medium body, and lingering finish of black cherry.

Very well balanced and versatile. Nice tannin but not overpowering. Savory smokiness, medium body, and lingering finish of black cherry.

8.7

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