Sunday, March 13, 2011

2007 Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone (Rhone Valley)

Your enjoyment of this wine will largely depend on your tolerance for a bit of barnyard pong in a wine. For me it works nicely, but for others it might be a bit distracting. Either way its definitely a wine that needs a good decant.

Once it has opened up it actually has a lovely nose of blueberry, some meatiness, a nice floral note, and said barnyard pong. It drunk perfectly as a casual food wine over a Sunday night bowl of Capellini Bolognese. It’s well balanced between nice berry fruit and a savoury, drying impact. It’s not especially serious or structured, but provides plenty of enjoyment and a point of difference. It should drink well for a few more years.


RRP: $18
ABV: 14.0%



Sean Mitchell said...

Funny, my note on the 08 of this wine, a bit like your note on the 07, told of a "rather distinct aroma of leather and poo". 08 wasn't a smash hit.

Red said...

Haven't had the 08, but did enjoy this 07. Definitely a wine where the score is somewhat irrelevant, and the tasting note and personal preference should be your guide.

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