Chateau de Saint Cosme Saint Joseph 2018 - The Grape Tray
Chateau de Saint Cosme Saint Joseph 2018
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Chateau de Saint Cosme Saint Joseph 2018

  • ws94
  • jd89-91

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Region France, Rhone, St-Joseph
Brand Chateau de Saint Cosme

Winery Notes:

Our 2018 is sanguine, it has texture. It has the brooding depth that we love in a mature Saint Joseph: it makes you suddenly feel like eating a nice peppery steak. We picked very late in 2018 - in October as usual. I love the slow ripening afforded by cool climates - it combines texture and balance. I am very grateful to the family who make this wine with me: thanks to their professionalism and above all their loyalty for the past two decades I can offer you this beautiful wine decorated with an Indian ink drawing by my grandfather, the historian Jean Barruol. Peony, blackberry, liquorice, mild tobacco.

100% Serine (ancient variety of Syrah).

Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Juicy and still youthfully compact, with singed mesquite and incense wrapped around a core of lightly mulled cherry, plum and blackberry fruit flavors. Incense note curls around the finish too. Should blossom with a touch of cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2030. 900 cases made, 250 cases imported.

James Molesworth, November 25, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd89-91

The 2018 Saint Joseph comes all from the northern part of the Northern Rhône and offers more peppery stems, violets, and herbal notes as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, elegant style on the palate. With fine tannins and rock-solid overall balance, it should end up being an outstanding wine.

September 26, 2019