Original
41 Ratings
Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albion

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) The “purchasing advisors” who criticized 2012 a bit too quickly will maybe have to re-think about their opinion. It looks like month after month that 2012 is, for the domaines which work well, an excellent vintage which won’t stop surprising us. Its magnificent style recalls the great “cool” Gigondas wines. The superiority of 2012 relatively to 2011 becomes more obvious every day. Deux Albion 2012 is a perfect image of this reality: its texture and its depth recall the 2010. Co-fermented in concrete vats as usual, it develops a good density, good colour and a length that reminds of a great vintage. 80% of the cuvée was aged in concrete vat, which says a lot about the ability of the wines from our region to be “self-suficient”.. In fact, this is in the concrete vats that Deux Albions gets the best expression. Its fruit full of terroir develops its own truth with freedom. The work of the vigneron is to understand what the best technical way for its terroir, and then add to his work a search of beauty. Ginger bread, smoked ham, violet, blackberry. Bottled without any filtration.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/08/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2013