Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhône Blanc 2009

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Found this in my brother-in-law’s fridge when I popped round to see some of my family who were pug-sitting (he wasn’t there), so cracked it open with lunch. I thought it might be a bit past it, but it was definitely still full of life. Maybe it’s the 30% Picpoul de Pinet that Louis Barruol blends in with 30% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and 20% Marsanne that gives the freshness and longevity? Winedirect have the 2012 at £14.50 a bottle, and Allaboutwine have the 2013 for £12.49 each per 6. This 2009 is lovely, but I might like it a bit more a year or two younger.

Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhône Blanc 2009 Rhône, France
Golden colour. Sweet nutty and a bit spicy with ripe pear fruit, a bit of citrus freshness and lovely texture. Broad yet with some freshness still, this is a deliciously rich Rhône white of real appeal. 91/100

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1 comment to Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhône Blanc 2009

  • william beavington

    This is scary – headlines might read “World famous wine writer raids brother-in-law’s Eurocave whilst he is on holiday in Florida to taste wine from prized collection” – ha ha :)

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