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So so deep. A perfect example of when varying volnay 1er can ‘easily stand up to neighboring grand crus’. At first this came off like an ambitious Cali pinot but the complexity underneath the ripeness and dry extract was too bold to deny. This continued to unfold perfectly into a strong bouquet of dark dried flowers and earth at times crossing into motor oil, tires, dark leather car interior. The balance between freshness, density, ripeness, delicacy, feminine, and masculine is undeniable in this wine. Cossard is absolutely a master flexing in his ability. Winemaking, including viticulture, for this must be a proprietary technique. Obviously not even a touch of sulfur or additive manipulation in this wine. Completely wild and I still would never expect this to deteriorate over time. This is well worth the $100 or so that you will spend on this. I think any other producer putting out character like this in a wine would cost twice the price. Cossard is not necessarily under the radar but I have a feeling this style is not as embraced as it could be. — 4 days ago
Mataro in perfect balance. This bottle literally arrived with a broken neck from shipping and I had no choice but to finish it off immediately and salvage a sneak peak. Pure pleasure while holding the perfect amount of complexity you want from the delta terroir, which is not a large window, and proves to those who can make it the real mastery that lay in the glass. This is not at all what anyone expects from Mourvèdre. It is like blending the best of Beaujolais and both northern and southern Rhône all at once without weight or heaviness at all, just the pure glide of complex fruit and romance. The winemaker feels this deeply and it is very obvious he knows exactly what he is doing. This is the very best that could be done with this👌🏼 — 7 days ago
Classic series. Smooth as...well anybody is going to like this...not particularly interesting but also in no way offensive. — 7 days ago
Called southern Rhône off the bat. Not the cloying overblown kind but like perfect amount of serious and perfect amount of pleasure. Sense of place for sure 👌🏼 — 7 days ago
Watch out famed northern Rhône producers. This label has a long way to go but the wine is already a world class killer of Syrah giants. Ripping. I would even say give it a minute it just unfolds more and more intensely. Only red wine I’ve ever successfully paired with some earthy chocolate too. — 3 months ago
Not even sure what to think or say about this....crazy all over the place. Funky and not in a bad way like dirty or made sloppy, like did everything they could to make the wine explode with character. Unusual character at that but ripping for sure. Could probably stand up to any food you could imagine...I say this because I could easily have this with something crazy like Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, you name it no delicate nature needed just add to the explosions. — 7 days ago
Too good to be true. It’s like they made this just to win the Bourgogne game. Taste like declassified everything noble. All over the place insanity just brimming with too much character to pinpoint. Value is a crazy understatement. — 7 days ago