Saint Cosme Cote Du Rhone 2006

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It’s quite astonishing to get a wine in BC for $20 that evokes a sense of terroir. Most stuff is pretty commercialized and uninteresting, which is a shame given that in a deregulated market there would be plenty of great stuff in this price range. Until then, us BC wine consumers will have to rely on bottles like these.

This is a fabulous Cote Du Rhone that has a lot more character than most every CDR I’ve tasted. I enjoyed the dark red berry flavours, the concentration and the lush texture. Amazingly, the flavour profile includes notes of earth and is filled with the great brambly character of a tasty Gigondas or Chateauneuf. The wine has tremendous depth for a CDR and exhibits authentic Rhone character without being light, boring or overly juicy. I could drink this as my every day table wine. Overall I would compare this wine favourably to the Chateau Saint Cosme Gigondas, but note that the CDR has less complexity and refinement. However, it’s also less than half the price!

Very Good+ to Excellent (in consideration of Price)
$20 at BCLDB (Also available at Kitsilano Wine Cellars and Broadway International Wine Cellars)

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