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Chateau de Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape 2010Chateau de Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
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Country: France
Region: Rhone Valley


60% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre. Origines: La Crau and Valori. Aged in 2-4 year old barrels. La Crau is great once again and Valori gives a good expression of finesse and its tannins are firm and precise: the final blend is very near what I did in 2001. On this terroir, the most traditional methods work at their best. For example a long ageing is an obligation in Chateauneuf: this is a time of "revelation", an incompressible time of "resolution". There is some richness there, and intensity. St. Cosme does use more and more Cinsault and white grapes in their Chateauneufs which looks to be a growing trend in their wines. A wine to drink tonight, or a wine to continue cellaring, either way you win.