Robert Parker 91
While the 2019 Cotes du Rhone is not a single-estate wine (it’s labeled simply Saint Cosme, without the "Chateau de"), this 100% Syrah is a perennial bargain and this could be its best vintage to date. Aromas of violets, cracked pepper, cassis and blueberries leap from the glass, while the medium to full-bodied palate is ripe but silky, leading into a long, mouthwatering finish. A blend of fruit from the Gard (the right bank of the Rhone) and Vinsobres (the left bank, about 400 meters above sea level), it retains a sense of freshness not often found in Syrahs from the Southern Rhone.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2025