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2015 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 94

Meaty, fresh, bright, peppery and lush, with a core of dark, sweet cherries, raspberries, licorice, smoke and flowers. There is a softness to the tannins and a freshness to the layers of spicy kirsch in the finish. Another 5 - 7 years or so will really round things out here. For an ever-increasingly expensive appellation, this offers good value in the Northern Rhone.

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2014 Saint-Cosme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Fresh, peppery, polished and expressive, the wild red fruits and spice mixture comes through from start to finish on the nose and on the palate. This is a solid effort in a mixed vintage.

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2013 Saint-Cosme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Garrigue and thyme, with fresh black raspberries open the wine. On the palate, this medium bodied wine shows its elegance and charm early.

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2012 Saint-Cosme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Full bodied, lusciously textured, peppery, black cherry, plum, licorice, smoke and fresh herbs. This is good now and should be even better with another 2 years or so of age.

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2010 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Really stylish expression of Cote Rotie, with flowers, cherry, black raspberries, wet earth, forest leaf and olive notes. Medium/full bodied, fresh and vibrant, soft and polished, this should age well for at least another decade.

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2010 Saint-Cosme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Sporting a nose of kirsch, fennel and garrigue, this forward styled, plush wine is already drinking in the sweet spot.

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2009 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Forward in style, lushly textured and with a complex set of aromatics set off by licorice, vanilla, black cherry liqueur, jam, pepper and fresh herbs, this is one of the few remaining value wines from Cote Rotie.

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2005 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

What a charmer, with its kirsch, earth, black raspberry and floral personality, lush textures and long, fresh, sweet, dark red berry and spicy finish.

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2003 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 91

Fresh jammy strawberry, garrigue, cherry liqueur, pepper, mint, smoke and graphite. In the mouth, the wine offers silky, rich, earthy, ripe, sweet strawberry, dried cherry and spice. There is no sensation of heat or jam. It's drinking well today.

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03 St. Cosme Cote Rote rocks the moment it's popped and poured. Ripe blackberry, pepper, blueberry, bacon fat and jammy black cherries make their mark. This fat textured wine ends with a long jammy, fruit filled finish. What this wine lacks in elegance, it makes it up in spades with sex appeal.

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2001 Saint-Cosme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Fully mature, and probably at peak, the wine offers lush textured, richness and an earthy mix of herbs, black pepper, smoke and ripe, fresh, sweet cherries and black raspberry. There is no reason to age this any longer.

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1999 Saint-Cosme  (Côte-Rôtie) 93

My last bottle of this beauty was consumed a few years ago. Luckily, a friend brought a bottle last night, and while it has dropped a bit of depth and freshness, the wine is now quite sensual in nature, with sweet, ripe, peppery, kirsch and red plums, silky tannins and a red pit fruit filled finish. Nothing lasts forever, so if a have a bottle or two around, you should not hold on any longer.

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Splash decanting was all this needed to bring out the black cherry, balsamic, bacon fat, licorice and fresh herb notes in the wine. Fully mature, the wine has shifted its fresh, acidic youthful profile and is now delivering silky, lush, black raspberries, with a mint accent. There is still ample freshness, spice and vibrancy here, but there is no real reason to age this any further. I have 3 bottles remaining from the original case and I'll probably finish them over the next 5-7 years.

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Sweet ripe cherries, all spice, truffle, stone, fresh herbs and sizzling bacon fat brought this perfume to life! With silky textures, depth, purity of fruit, freshness and a long ripe, dark cherry finish, this Cote Rotie wine was a pleasure to drink. This is at the perfect place to start tasting this wine.

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