“Château de Saint Cosme is located in Gigondas, just 300 meters north of the village and is the oldest estate in Gigondas, dating back to the 15th century. This property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1570. The 2015 Côtes du Rhône is an absolutely sensational showing, displaying a dark and brooding color, which leads to aromatics of Provençale herbs, black cherry and cassis. Deep penetrating flavors of milk chocolate, pencil shavings and cassis give way to moderate tannins at this juncture. While simply delicious today, it would be best to allow this another year for to fully settle.”
In “A Lazy Person’s Guide to Pairing Food and Wine,” writer Hannah Loewentheil puts together a simple quiz to match everyday food with wine. When “Burger” is selected, the recommended wine is CHÂTEAU DE SAINT COSME Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2015.
“He also makes a traditional style of Côte Rôtie that’s not destemmed and is brought up in barrel (I believe mostly older barrels). The 2015 Côte Rôtie is loaded with gamy and meaty characteristics, as well as blackcurrants, raspberries, olive tapenade and loads of peppery spice. Full-bodied, layered and beautifully ripe, forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.” 91-93
“Floral lemon and sunflower seed notes with candied citrus peel and a touch of melon. Fleshy and warm on the palate, this has good lemon fruit flavors and a creamy nuttiness towards the mid palate that adds another dimension of almond and macadamia nuts, finishing with more citrus blossom and a squeeze of peach preserves.”
“Displays aromas of ripe citrus and pit fruits, along with suggestions of honey and white flowers. Supple orange and nectarine flavors tighten up in the midpalate, gaining a refreshingly bitter pear skin quality that adds a dry, firming edge. Finishes supple and floral, with no rough edges and good persistence.”