Chateau St. Cosme
"Les Deux Albion" - 2008
Rhone Blend (predominantly Syrah)
Cotes du Rhone, France
Pepper explosion! I am almost unable to taste anything but the white pepper! Now I have been known to enjoy a nice peppery wine, but this is too much. I get a nice nose of red berries, but the potential of a spicy juicy blend is lost by the overwhelming finish. The lightness of the grenache is lost in the overbearing old world syrah.
I wouldn't drink this alone but with a heavy gamey meat, the sweetness of lamb could help balance the finish.