Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Cote du Rhone 2011

Deep blood red at the core. The color, to the extent you bother to spend time with it is a distraction. What captures attention immediately is the bouquet of tobo, iodine, mineral, smoked meat, and rich, black fruit. It’s all so intense! Each and every aspect of the bouquet appears in the palate with distinctness and intensity. Something about “sweet iodine” is compelling. Brined black olives from the mid-palate to the almost finish are intense. A spot of coffee comes across the finish. Damn fine wine. Surprisingly not a grain of sediment. 14.5% alc. With mushroom, onion, pepperoni pizza. 03.10.17. Recommended leaning to Highly Recommended.

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