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Past Vintages

2010 WS 95
RP 94
2011 WS 93
RP 91
2012 WS 93
RP 92
2013 WS 91
RP 90
2014 WS 92
RP 91

Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas - 2015

WS 95
RP 90

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France
Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Red Wine

Wine Spectator Notes : #5 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017. A textbook version of the brawny side of Gigondas, this offers a grippy alder bass line underneath layers of dark currant and fig fruit, while lots of tobacco, rosemary and bay fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2030.

Robert Parker Notes : A medium to full-bodied blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre raised in a combination of concrete, foudres and barriques, the 2015 Gigondas offers lovely spice and garrigue notes, dark fruit and a long, dry finish. It's a classic introduction to the appellation.

Tasting Notes : 'You can never have too much of a good thing' – this proverb sums up the 2015 vintage. The 2015 Gigondas is reminiscent of the 2010 for its density, depth, mellowness and saline freshness. Gigondas offers a fairly unusual rendition of Grenache, difficult to compare with what you find in neighboring areas. Its character can be ascribed to the ubiquitous limestone marl in the appellation. And Saint Cosme is a very unusual rendition of Gigondas because the soils are distinctively Tortonian and virtually non-existent in other parts of the appellation. This unique soil type at Saint Cosme combines with a cold microclimate with temperature readings matching those at elevations of 400m above sea level, whereas the vineyards sit at an altitude of 240m. This combination of natural factors makes Saint Cosme virtually incomparable and Grenache develops a persona that can be disconcerting such as its pervasive freshness – a dimension rarely associated with this grape. The vines face west and therefore bask in the balmy evening sunshine; in the morning, they are sheltered by the Dentelles de Montmirail – these natural patterns impart balance and texture to the wines. All of this is even more discernible in great vintages like 2015. Excellence, therefore, does serve an educational purpose. Strawberry, violet, iodine and liquorice.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2015

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Cinsault, 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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