My last bottle of the 14. Still has a few years left. Nose is so gorgeous. Sweet smoke, crushed granite, white pepper, tart blackberry. Very savory and salty in the mouth. Very mineral. Great acids. Nice length and persistence. This went wicked well with crispy-fried Szechuan beef, cutting through the sweet/spicy notes. — 6 days ago
First introduction to the power of J.L. Chave. Dried blueberries and cherries fill the nose followed by a rush of pepper and freshly dried herbs, particularly thyme and rosemary. Dried cranberries and red currants lead the charge on the palate with smoked meat and the earthiness that I love from Rhône style wines right behind. Terrific mouthfeel with the right amount of tannins and acidity, and a long fruit forward finish. Chave’s Hermitage is a top dream wine for me, and this just adds fuel to the fire. — 6 days ago
To be honest I would not have opened this but my friend wanted to share. Who am I to argue. Every preconceived notion I had was wrong. Too young and not approachable , wrong! Alcohol is going to be intrusive because of the vintage, wrong . Wood is going to dominate, wrong. A beautiful open nose flows into a well rounded and smooth ball of fruit nirvana. Goes without saying five years into the future this will be even better. — 7 hours ago
Color : Red
Wine estate : Château Saint Cosme
Designation : Côte-Rotie
Name : Saint Cosme
Country : France
Vivino : 4.5/5
Note : A blood red robe, an animal nose on floral notes. This Cote-Rotie makes us travel in a wonderful world. On the palate, an explosion of flavor on the woody side, red fruits and floral. A delight and a pleasure shared with the family around a perfectly made lamb, a marvel!
Une robe rouge sang, un nez animal sur des notes florales. Cette Cote-Rotie nous fait voyager dans un monde merveilleux. En bouche, une explosion de saveur sur le côté boisé, fruits rouges et florale. Un délice et un plaisir partagé en famille autour d’un agneau parfaitement réalisé, une merveille !
👍🏻Vivino, FB : GabWine | IG : gabriel_dvl 🥂 — 9 days ago
I don’t rate wines this high often. Almost never. This was just stupendous. Beautiful, complex and layered nose of flowers, berries and game. Like a red-meated DRC, that good. Both adequately ripe and cherry-fruited and savory, herbal and bloody. Rich but decidedly middleweight on the palate. Long and subtle finish. No roughness, no rusticity. Gorgeous. Hard to imagine a better Syrah, even in the abstract. A @Lyle Fass discovery, and one of his best — 5 days ago
Dark reddish tawny color, almost opaque with amber rims. Knockout nose. Notes of ripe cherry, sweet cranberries, iron and granite, some menthol and a little black pepper. Perfectly balanced in the mouth. There is a great core of fruit the hangs around in a long finish. Tannins integrated but nice structure remains. Awesome juice that with hours of air got better and better. — 2 days ago