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Past Vintages

2010 WS 95
RP 94
2011 WS 93
RP 91

Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas - 2013

WS 91
RP 90

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France
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Red Wine
Winemaker's notes: Aged for 12 months: 15% in new barrels - 85% in 1 to 4 years old barrels. I am not going to explain how late and strange was 2013. This is an absolutely tiny crop that we had. Such a low percentage of Grenache at Saint Cosme is a rarity. This is not a problem at all but it changes a little the style of the wines. The colour is almost black, the wines have a great concentration and maybe a little less "softness" than usual. A few weeks after the final blend, it revealed itself excellent with a very seducing profile. The ageing, with 15% of new oak, is exactly the same as what I did in 1997.

Wine Spectator Notes : Offers a solid, fleshy feel, with lots of crushed plum, warm raspberry and steeped black cherry fruit flavors rolled together. Notes of black tea, licorice root and alder fill in on the finish. Very well done for the vintage. Drink now through 2020. 3,750 cases made.

Robert Parker Notes : Starting with the classic cuvée, the 2013 Gigondas comes from a variety of terroir and is made from 60% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah and Mourvedre. Vinified with 100% whole clusters and aged twelve months in older smaller barrels and concrete tanks, it offers classic Saint Cosme notes of black currants, mulberries, licorice and peppery spice in a medium-bodied, moderately concentrated, yet beautifully balanced style the palate. It’s ideal for drinking anytime over the coming 5-7 7 years.

Tasting Notes : With its obvious explosion of fruit, Gigondas 2013 is dense and intense. It has its own identity which doesn’t allow to compare it to any other vintage. We knew that humans were not as creative as Mother nature: 2013 vintage reinforces this idea. Strawberry, blackcurrant, liquorish, black pepper. Bottled without any filtration.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2013

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

Farming :

Biodynamic

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.5%

Wine Closure :

Cork

Style :

Medium Bodied & Fruity

Producer :

Saint Cosme

Region :

Rhone

Sub Region :

Gigondas

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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