2003 Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape
St. Cosme's (pronounced "comb") Gigondas displays superb balance between fruit and frame-between its ripe, spicy grapeyness and tannin structure. The blend consists roughly of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsaut. The Grenache gives fat, fleshy fruit; Syrah gives dark color, grip, spice and black fruit; while Cinsaut gives perfume. This excellent, well-constituted wine will warm your bones.
Wine.comBarruol is a sharp guy who realizes that even though he was born, raised, and has his home vineyard in Gigondas, the greatest appellation of the southern Rhone is Chateauneuf du Pape... - Wine Advocate 90-92 Points November 2008
International Wine CellarRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 22 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04