Château de Saint-Cosme

Côtes du Rhône Syrah

8.8143 ratings
8.911 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
Jason C. Lee

Complex flavors of peppered bacon, blackberry jam, & plum with a hint of tobacco. This silky smooth French Syrah sings to me, and is a steal under $20! #baconwine #blackwinedelight
#singingsyrah
#delectableapp

Complex flavors of peppered bacon, blackberry jam, & plum with a hint of tobacco. This silky smooth French Syrah sings to me, and is a steal under $20! #baconwine #blackwinedelight
#singingsyrah
#delectableapp

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2015
Ted Corvey

Blind I would swear this was northern Rhone. I guess that it being all syrah may be part of the reason, but either way this is delicious - not to mention a crazy value that may be my new week night go to. Only complaint is that it runs a tad hot on the nose, but that's more than made up for on the palate with raspberry, blackberry, and gamey pepper flavors. Nicely balanced with a savory finish. Give it some time to open up, an hour seemed to do it for me.

Blind I would swear this was northern Rhone. I guess that it being all syrah may be part of the reason, but either way this is delicious - not to mention a crazy value that may be my new week night go to. Only complaint is that it runs a tad hot on the nose, but that's more than made up for on the palate with raspberry, blackberry, and gamey pepper flavors. Nicely balanced with a savory finish. Give it some time to open up, an hour seemed to do it for me.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014. - nice cherries in the smell, smooth and still interesting

Vintage 2014. - nice cherries in the smell, smooth and still interesting

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2016
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a dark purple rim.

Intense nose of blackberries, currants, plums, cherries, earth, dirt, licorice, leather, oak, vanilla, smoke, raspberries, black pepper and spices.

Medium to full bodied, with medium acidity and great legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate, with cherries, blueberries, raspberries, black currants, earth, forest floor, black olives, leather, oak, vanilla, pencil lead, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and black pepper.

A very enjoyable CDR. Nicely balanced with a great mouth feel, finesse and finish. Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with chicken flatbread.

100% Syrah grapes grown on limestone sands and red clay.

Needs 1 hour to properly open up, but good right out of the bottle too.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a dark purple rim.

Intense nose of blackberries, currants, plums, cherries, earth, dirt, licorice, leather, oak, vanilla, smoke, raspberries, black pepper and spices.

Medium to full bodied, with medium acidity and great legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate, with cherries, blueberries, raspberries, black currants, earth, forest floor, black olives, leather, oak, vanilla, pencil lead, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and black pepper.

A very enjoyable CDR. Nicely balanced with a great mouth feel, finesse and finish. Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with chicken flatbread.

100% Syrah grapes grown on limestone sands and red clay.

Needs 1 hour to properly open up, but good right out of the bottle too.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2016
Taylor Wood

Let it breathe.

Let it breathe.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Michael Ochsner

Cool. Loads of fruit; fresh raspberry, cherry, plum. Kind of sour on the palate. High density. $11.25 btg G

Cool. Loads of fruit; fresh raspberry, cherry, plum. Kind of sour on the palate. High density. $11.25 btg G

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2016
Philip Cook

Solid Syrah-based CDR for $14. Dark dry fruit, mostly hints of plum, cassis, and minerals (iron/blood?). Had with a pepperoni pizza but I think it would probably go better with roast beef, grilled sausages, or steak. Just wanted to add that it really opened up after a couple of hours and had loads of dark fruit and spice. Fairly big and generous with the black fruit--just needs some time to open up

Solid Syrah-based CDR for $14. Dark dry fruit, mostly hints of plum, cassis, and minerals (iron/blood?). Had with a pepperoni pizza but I think it would probably go better with roast beef, grilled sausages, or steak. Just wanted to add that it really opened up after a couple of hours and had loads of dark fruit and spice. Fairly big and generous with the black fruit--just needs some time to open up

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.3

Ripe dark fruit, ripe tannins, touch of licorice and spice cake, sort of flabby,

Ripe dark fruit, ripe tannins, touch of licorice and spice cake, sort of flabby,

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Matt Sterr

Probably my favorite everyday red.

Probably my favorite everyday red.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016