100% Serine (Syrah)
Soil : Schistes
Aged for 15 months in new oak (70%) and one-year old barrels (30%)
With this Cote Rotie 2009 coming, it looks like the 2007 is back ! How similar ! We find everything we like in a Côte Rôtie : freshness, balance, serine’s relief, the deep and complex aromas which allies finesse and purity of the fruit. The strength and the terroir are easy to understand, simply because it is obviously nice. The colour (blood) is characteristic, the tannins are feminine, the structure is not « over-weighted », the aromas are so easy to identify on a blind.
When you taste a great Côte-Rôtie, just think about the work achieved over the centuries to organize this crazy slope. Think about those who tried to control the speed of the water (which tends to destroy the slope by running down). Think about all the stones removed from the fields to build the « chaillées ». The beauty of this place comes from a long and hard work. Just taste this place.
Cheminee soot, bacon, violet, graphite, cold ash, ancient roses.
Bottled without filtration.
Deep violet in color, the Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie displays classic aromas of graphite, cold ash, and rose with penetrating flavors of black fruit and savory olive. Full bodied with pleasant acidity, this Côte Rôtie finishes with a subtle peppery note. - Winery
A firm, taut, minerally style, with lots of iron-edged grip striding from start to finish, while red currant and damson plum fruit push out from the core. White pepper and singed juniper details fill in the background. This will need some time to stretch out fully. Best from 2019 through 2030. 583 cases made.–JM - Wine Spectator Magazine 94 Points
The 2014 Cote Rotie is a solid step up from the Crozes Hermitage and St Joseph releases. Fermented with 100% stems and aged in 30% new barrels, it has a crazily perfumed bouquet of rose garden, peppery, stems, black raspberries and sweet oak. This gives way to a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated Cote Rotie that has solid mid-palate depth, good freshness and a great finish. It should have 10-15 yeas. of overall longevity. - Robert Parker 89-91 Points