St Cosme Cotes du Rhone ~ Syrah 2019 (France)

St Cosme Cotes du Rhone ~ Syrah 2019 (France)

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Be warned – this is a stellar vintage, the greatest since the extraordinary 2010. Of course, 2016 is great too, and even 2015, which in Saint Cosme was memorable. But there is a freshness, an intensity, an evanescence, something undefinable that is charming and vibrant in the 2019s. Blackberry, smoked bacon, charcoal, blueberry, rose.

Wine Enthusiast ~ Black cherry compote and granite introduce this rich, velvet-textured red. It’s a full-bodied, voluminous sip packed with luscious preserved plum flavor but balanced neatly by fresh acidity and a fringe of cocoa powder tannins. A weighty Côtes du Rhône that should drink at peak through 2025.