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2 Gigondas St. Cosme 2010

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#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 2012 "This is jam-packed with dark blackberry, currant and boysenberry fruit, but cuts like a knife, thanks to riveting acidity, a blaze of singed iron and a long, charcoal-studded finish. A lovely lingering note of singed bay leaf adds a mouthwatering echo....95" WS 08/12 "Even better than the brilliant ‟07, the 2010 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas is a classical blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 2% Cinsault that is aged in a combination of old oak barrels and concrete tank. Elegant and yet powerful, with knockout aromas of licorice-laced black fruits, big minerality, garrigue, and pepper, this medium to full-bodied Gigondas has an old vine sappiness to its texture, as well as formidable tannin structure, fresh acidity, and fantastic length. Textbook stuff that needs bottle age; give it 3-4 years, and then drink over the following 15+ years...94" RR 10/12 "The 2010 Gigondas (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah) is a beautifully rich effort revealing a dense purple color as well as lots of blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of lead pencil shavings, truffles and spring flowers. Full-bodied, opulent and sumptuous, this 2010 should drink well for a decade or more...94" WA 10/12

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Variety: Rhone
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Château de Saint-Cosme:
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acq... Read more
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes." The Barruol's ancestors acquired it in 1570, and at the end of the sixteenth century built a splendid residence over existing cellars... Read less

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Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
11/22/2013

Four and a half glasses



#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 2012 "This is jam-packed with dark blackberry, currant and boysenberry fruit, but cuts like a knife, thanks to riveting acidity, a blaze of singed iron and a long, charcoal-studded finish. A lovely lingering note of singed bay leaf adds a mouthwatering echo....95" WS 08/12 "Even better than the brilliant ‟07, the 2010 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas is a classical blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 2% Cinsault that is aged in a combination of old oak barrels and concrete tank. Elegant and yet powerful, with knockout aromas of licorice-laced black fruits, big minerality, garrigue, and pepper, this medium to full-bodied Gigondas has an old vine sappiness to its texture, as well as formidable tannin structure, fresh acidity, and fantastic length. Textbook stuff that needs bottle age; give it 3-4 years, and then drink over the following 15+ years...94" RR 10/12 "The 2010 Gigondas (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah) is a beautifully rich effort revealing a dense purple color as well as lots of blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of lead pencil shavings, truffles and spring flowers. Full-bodied, opulent and sumptuous, this 2010 should drink well for a decade or more...94" WA 10/12

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