Château de Saint-Cosme

Côtes du Rhône Syrah

8.8916 ratings
8.893 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

100% Syrah partially destemmed. Loaded with juicy blackberries and smoked meat character, showing a bit chunky and extracted right now. This line of Saint Cosme cuvees see some very extended macerations and I believe need some time to shed the girth and display real complexity. That said, this is an exceptional value from a vintage to watch.

100% Syrah partially destemmed. Loaded with juicy blackberries and smoked meat character, showing a bit chunky and extracted right now. This line of Saint Cosme cuvees see some very extended macerations and I believe need some time to shed the girth and display real complexity. That said, this is an exceptional value from a vintage to watch.

May 6th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Drinking well

Drinking well

Apr 23rd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Kalamata, leather, game, and ink - a CdR made entirely of Syrah, and it shows. Structured, with lovely blue overtones

Kalamata, leather, game, and ink - a CdR made entirely of Syrah, and it shows. Structured, with lovely blue overtones

Dec 30th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.6

Berries, spice, a little bit of grip. A juicy wine with pronounced red fruits and a whiff of funk. Food-loving. 14.5% abv | $14 (VT-PC)

Berries, spice, a little bit of grip. A juicy wine with pronounced red fruits and a whiff of funk. Food-loving. 14.5% abv | $14 (VT-PC)

7 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2014
Sean Herriott

This bruiser fights well above its humble price tag! Even though it is a "lowly" C.D.R it has tons of dark fruit, smoke, earth, and a spice component. I would absolutely believe you if you told me this was from a more prestigious AOC from the northern Rhone.

To quote James Molesworth, this is "rock solid." Cheers to the best Rhone value I've had all year!

This bruiser fights well above its humble price tag! Even though it is a "lowly" C.D.R it has tons of dark fruit, smoke, earth, and a spice component. I would absolutely believe you if you told me this was from a more prestigious AOC from the northern Rhone.

To quote James Molesworth, this is "rock solid." Cheers to the best Rhone value I've had all year!

5 people found it helpfulMay 15th, 2016
Vance Gregory

Owner Edmond Wine Shop

9.2

Meaty, beefy big and bouncy. And highly recommended.

Meaty, beefy big and bouncy. And highly recommended.

5 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Chip Cook

Peppery and complex. Needs a while to open up, so decanting is a must.

Peppery and complex. Needs a while to open up, so decanting is a must.

5 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Gwendolyn Osborn, DWS

Tart at first, but some air allowed more aromas to surface, the palate became more textured and balanced. Good flavor. Great summer wine.

Tart at first, but some air allowed more aromas to surface, the palate became more textured and balanced. Good flavor. Great summer wine.

5 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Sarah O'Kelley

Blackberries, some smokiness, good structure for price

Blackberries, some smokiness, good structure for price

3 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
"Odedi"

I know that most of you are probably freezing right now, but here, in sunny Florida, it's gorgeous, So I have to take the opportunity, and enjoy it...

Beautiful purple in color with medium intensity and a light purplish rim.

Nice nose of red berries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet raspberries, earth, forest floor, red candy, graphite, metals, leather, oak, light vanilla, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium to full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and earthy on the palate with blackberries, cherries, plums, earth, bitter herbs, Pine, toasted oak, leather and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tart raspberries.

This is a very easy drinking CDR. Well-balanced with nice complexity and good acidity with firm tannins. Great right out of the bottle.

After an hour in a decanter, it opens up and becomes more complex and interesting, with big tannins . Not one to age, drink it while it's fresh.

I paired it with a cheese plate and a gorgeous Florida weather.

14% alcohol by volume.

I know that most of you are probably freezing right now, but here, in sunny Florida, it's gorgeous, So I have to take the opportunity, and enjoy it...

Beautiful purple in color with medium intensity and a light purplish rim.

Nice nose of red berries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet raspberries, earth, forest floor, red candy, graphite, metals, leather, oak, light vanilla, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium to full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and earthy on the palate with blackberries, cherries, plums, earth, bitter herbs, Pine, toasted oak, leather and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tart raspberries.

This is a very easy drinking CDR. Well-balanced with nice complexity and good acidity with firm tannins. Great right out of the bottle.

After an hour in a decanter, it opens up and becomes more complex and interesting, with big tannins . Not one to age, drink it while it's fresh.

I paired it with a cheese plate and a gorgeous Florida weather.

14% alcohol by volume.

2 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2016