2002 Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions
|Varietal:||Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignane, & Clairette|
"One of my favorite cuvees each year is the Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions, Louis Barruol's hommage to Marcel Guigal's Cote Rotie La Mouline. There are 3,000 cases of the 2001, a tank-fermented and aged blend of 50% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, and the rest the white varietal, Clairette. The latter component gives the wine an exotic honeysuckle note to go along with the creme de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and spice. Deep, lush, medium to full-bodied, and gorgeously fr...