Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Cotes du Rhone 2020 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 92] [JD 90]

Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Cotes du Rhone 2020
(Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 92] [JD 90]

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About the Winery:

Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1490. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.

The estate lies in the heart of Gigondas where 15 hectares of vineyard grow in the shade of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain. In addition to the estate-grown wines labeled “Château de Saint Cosme,” Louis Barruol buys grapes from contracted growers, labeling these “négociant” wines simply as “Saint Cosme.”

About this Wine:
Château de Saint Cosme Côtes-du-Rhône Les Deux Albion is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Clairette from the three Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages communes of Plan de Dieu, Saint Maurice, and Cairanne. The whole clusters are co-fermented with indigenous yeasts and vinified in conical wooden vats and concrete tanks for 18 months.

Ratings & Reviews:

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Ripe and polished yet fresh, this red seduces with ripe, generous anise, vanilla-laced blackberry and cherry flavors, then turns dark and brooding on the palate, with smoldering iron, garrigue, menthol, black pepper and dark earth notes framed by fine-grained tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Clairette. Drink now through 2027. 1,700 cases imported." - BS (Dec 2022)

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"I always love this cuvée from Saint Cosme, and their 2020 Côtes du Rhône Les Deux Albion is outstanding, giving up lots of peppery, darker fruits and violet notes, medium body, a supple, elegant mouthfeel, and good length on the finish." (Mar 2023)