2012 was a late ripening vintage in the northern Rhône Valley. Picking began at the end of September, collecting impeccably ripe grapes that had retained great freshness and acidity. The 2012 Saint Cosme Condrieu shows hints of peach, nectarine, and elderflower with vibrant acidity. The 2012 Saint Cosme Crozes-Hermitage is a milder Syrah with classic scents of black pepper and black currant. In contrast, the 2012 Saint Cosme Saint-Joseph is 100% Serine (an ancient clone of Syrah) that shows elements of bay leaf, tobacco, and strawberries. Winemaker Louis Barruol says that Côte-Rôtie has to be made like a Burgundy, and the 2012 Saint Cosme Côte-Rôtie shows aromas of licorice and roses, with a mineral taste that is ‘Burgundian’ Syrah.
2012 Saint Cosme Condrieu 65.00 53.95VS
2012 Saint Cosme Crozes-Hermitage (Limited) 30.00 24.90VS
2012 Saint Cosme Saint-Joseph 32.00 26.56VS
2012 Saint Cosme Côte-Rôtie 65.00 53.95VS