Chateau de Saint Cosme Châteauneuf du Pape 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Chateau de Saint Cosme|
Still awaiting bottling during my June visit, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape features bold notes of black cherries, cassis and spice cake. Owner Barruol says the Christmas cake is typical of La Crau. Full-bodied and voluptuous, with a long, fine and silky finish, this great effort provides one intense ride from start to finish.
Lastly, Barruol has recently dabbed his toe into the waters of Châteauneuf Du Pape, and his 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape offers a sunny, round, medium to full-bodied profile that's already hard to resist. Lots of spice, kirsch, lavender, and garrigue notes, solid mid-palate depth, sweet tannins, and a great finish all make for an outstanding wine that's capable of lasting for over a decade.