2010 Château de Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône Les Deux Albion
Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Clairette co-fermented. Full clusters Six weeks maceration Clay sloape (ancient alluvions), limestony marl, rolling stones. Aged in wooden vats and concrete vats. The Cotes du Rhone from the estate, Les deux Albions, only comes from vines which are classified «Cotes du Rhone Villages». Year after year, the quality of deux Albions is never too far from the Classique Gigondas. These two wines are vinified on the same way: full clusters, indigeneous yeasts, co-fermentation, long maceration. It gives them charm and complexity. Our recent tastings of old vintages of Deux Albions (especially 1999, 2000 and 2004) confirmed its great ageing potential. The 1999 tastes like a Cornas!.. Essentially aged in concrete vats, deux Albions expresses purely its fruit and its terroir. It can be drunk young or old, as it suits you.. Bottled without filtration. Forest, gingerbread, bacon, garrigue, lavanda.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/08/2012
User Tasting Note
hartwick62Good, very smooth