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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