“A blend of 50% to 60% Grenache and the balance Syrah, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albions is, in the words of proprietor Louis Barruol, "A great success." I'd have to agree. Scents of fresh blueberries are immediately appealing, while the plump, medium to full-bodied palate ends in a light flurry of tannins. Give it another year in the cellar and drink it over the next 7-8 years.”
“Impressive pepper and spice aromas with blackberry and almost tarry accents. The palate has a deep-set black fruit and licorice core. Exceptional depth and a smoky, alluring finish. A star of CdR. Drink now.”
Château de Saint Cosme - International Wine Report
“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.