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2011 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, France

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Wine Notes

Ownership: Louis Barruol. This producer also makes a white wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $15   From: $13   To: $17

Search Rank 1429 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 1429th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 1357th

Score: 90.
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
92/100  
90/100  
90/100  
87/100 (102 notes from 89 users )  
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Price History for 2011 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, France
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Grape Variety: Syrah

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Cotes du Rhone wine region

    Cotes du Rhone is a regional appellation for red, rosé and white wines covering the length and breadth of the Rhone Valley in eastern France. It includes more than 170 parishes, following the course of the Rhone river for 125 miles (200km) from Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhone in the north to Avignon in the south. Although Vienne is often viewed as the northernmost wine commune (village) of the Rhone, it lies on the eastern bank of the river, just inside the Isere department not covered by the Cotes du Rhone.

    The Cotes du Rhone appellation was introduced in November 1937, to provide a catch-all title for Rhone wines of reasonable quality, but which come from less well-known viticultural areas. The ... more

  • Rhone wine region

    The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ... more

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