2000 Saint Cosme - Cote-Rotie 750ml

France - Northern Rhone - Cote Rotie/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

2000 Saint Cosme - Cote-Rotie
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International Wine Cellar | 89

($46) Bright ruby-red. Complex aromas of roasted raspberry and black cherry, brown spices, meat and woodsmoke. Supple, spicy and rather easygoing, with the woodsmoke character carrying through in the mouth. Finishes with mellow, fine tannins and very good length. This is more pliant from bottle than it was from barrel a year ago, but doesn't quite have enough personality to merit a 90-point rating.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 106

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Located in the very heart of Gigondas, this property has been in the family for 500 years, with ancient stone cellars that haven't changes much since they were hewn out of the rock. The wines are made by Louis Barroul, a fanatical and uncompromising individual who extracts from the land the true essence of the grape and is driven to make nothing but top-notch wines. Louis is a hands-on type of winemaker, and even with the grapes he contracts for, he personally oversees the thinning, pruning, ripening and harvesting. This dedication and surveillance pays off in spades in the end with wines that are focused and concentrated without being flabby. They showcase an array of balanced fruit, spice and earth flavors.

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