Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2019
“Intense aromas of blackberry and toasted clove with a hint of rose water, this follows through on the palate where the purity of the fruit stands out. It is well complemented by the toasted spice and delicate floral notes. It is all held together by a bright and refreshing acidity.”
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About the Wine
I am incredibly excited to share this wine on the platform. I first came across it when I had advanced somewhat on my wine journey and was drinking and tasting international wines more frequently.
It is the sister to the Albion that we released on offer no 7 and I first bought it because I was familiar with the label. Often it is little things like that, that point you in the direction of something new. I was further attracted to it because of its price, it was and still is incredible value for money.
I was completely blown away, it is 100% Syrah from the Southern Rhone which is somewhat uncommon. I had never tasted a Syrah like it, more than that I had no idea that a Syrah could taste like that. Medium bodied, aromatic and perfumed, refreshing acidity… it’s just fantastic. I have been a huge fan ever since. It is a real privilege to hopefully share a similar experience with you.
The 2019 vintage is particularly good. Aside from the aromatics and texture that I have always enjoyed, the fruit on this is incredibly pure and expressive. It really completes the wine for me and really is one of the most exciting wines we have put on the platform.
Like on offer number 7 the two wines are similar but two very different examples from the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A classic old and new world comparison if you will. What is most exciting though, is that it is a showcase of excellent South African Syrah vs a Cotes du Rhone Syrah.