After the magnificent 2015, here is the superb 2016. The region combines old vines, magnificent terroirs, fairly low yields and an outstanding climate. This 2016 vintage shows top quality fruit of blackcurrant and wild raspberry, magnificently intense color and layered texture with notes of truffle and licorice. Although this wine is designed for early-drinking, it can be kept for long.
RP89 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Even Saint Cosme’s “lowly” 2016 Cotes du Rhone looked good on my recent visit. It’s mostly Syrah, blended from vineyards in Vinsobres and the Gard, offering lovely floral and peppery aromas, dark fruits, medium to full body and a softly dusty finish. It should drink well for 6 years.