Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2011 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93 WS / 93 VM / 92 WA
Shows good vivacity, with a mouthwatering anise note underpinning the layers of plum sauce and blackberrry confiture. Offers lots of bouncy spice and a brambly feel through the finish, while an iron accent lurks in the background. James Molesworth, 93 points, Wine Spectator
The 2011 Cote Rotie offers the classic perfume of the appellation, with savory meatiness, cracked pepper, rendered bacon fat, currant bud and lavender-like qualities all soaring from the glass. Coming mostly from schist soils (think Cote Brune-esque), it shows thrilling minerality on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness, polished tannin and serious length. Count me a fan and this top-notch effort will evolve gracefully for 10-12+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
(all serine; 50% new oak): Opaque ruby. Heady, mineral-tinged aromas of cassis, blueberry preserves, violet and cracked pepper, with a smoky topnote. Dark berry liqueur flavors show excellent depth but maintain vivacity thanks to zesty minerality and building spiciness. Finishes with persistent black and blue fruit qualities, silky tannins and excellent stony persistence. Quite graceful for the vintage at this point, whereas most of his other wines from 2011 are in the process of shutting down.