The nice Wine Spectator score is only the beginning. Rhône heads, this delivers! This is the rare 100% Syrah Côtes-du-Rhône. The Wine Spectator says this is Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit, harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge. Anise and violet notes add range."
"Louis Barruol's Chateau de Saint Cosme continues to be the reference point estate in Gigondas; Gigondas — and Grenache for that matter — doesn't get much better than his single vineyard releases from parcels located just around his estate." – The Wine Advocate. Let's talk Gigondas. If you haven't yet enjoyed the sappy, herby, peppery Grenache from this idyllic hillside town to the northeast of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, you might as well start with the best: Château Saint-Cosme, the appellation's oldest and finest producer. The force behind Saint Cosme is Louis Barruol, the 14th generation in a long line of proud vignerons. The domaine's multiple, high-quality parcels of old vines growing in limestone, combined with Barruol's attention to detail, make this a truly great domaine.