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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010

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"Roasted and perfumy, with mesquite and espresso notes weaving through the crushed plum and red currant fruit. Tobacco and ganache hints flitter in on the finish, adding length and definition...91" WS 08/12 "A rocking Côtes du Rhône that should be on every reader‟s value list, the 2010 Saint-Cosme Les Deux Albion is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Clairette that is fermented with whole clusters and aged in oak vats and concrete tanks. Vinified just like the straight Gigondas cuvee, this offers up a beautiful array of red and black fruits, minerals, leather, and charcoal that flows to a serious, structured palate that has layers of concentration, vivid acidity, and firm tannin. In need of a solid 2-3 years of bottle age, this impressive 2010 will have upwards of 10-12 years of prime drinking. Impressive, and for the price, a no brainer purchase...92+" RR 10/12

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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

Editorial Reviews for Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,753
0.00 5
02/12/2013

The nose here is fine and focused if entirely dominated by the aromas of crushed blackberry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit. On the palate this is low, broad and extracted with dark fruit and powerfully woody tannins that saturate the palate and cut the finish short. This wine lacks balance and is dominated by unpleasant tannins and extracted fruit. 83pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,385
3.50 5
10/23/2012

It took an hour in decanter before the nose began to show intense, yet focused blackberry fruit, fresh cedar, pepper and earthy minerals. On the palate it remained tight yet still revealed dark velvety fruit, violet candies, herbs, dark chocolate and hot spice. The finish was palate coating with a hint of drying tannin. This wine needs a few more years to open up and should be gorgeous once it does. (93 points)


External Reviews for Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/29/2012

The black/purple 2010 Gigondas, which in this year is a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and the rest Cinsault, has loads of sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with camphor, barbecue smoke and scorched earth. Lots of tanni... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 750ml



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"Roasted and perfumy, with mesquite and espresso notes weaving through the crushed plum and red currant fruit. Tobacco and ganache hints flitter in on the finish, adding length and definition...91" WS 08/12 "A rocking Côtes du Rhône that should be on every reader‟s value list, the 2010 Saint-Cosme Les Deux Albion is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Clairette that is fermented with whole clusters and aged in oak vats and concrete tanks. Vinified just like the straight Gigondas cuvee, this offers up a beautiful array of red and black fruits, minerals, leather, and charcoal that flows to a serious, structured palate that has layers of concentration, vivid acidity, and firm tannin. In need of a solid 2-3 years of bottle age, this impressive 2010 will have upwards of 10-12 years of prime drinking. Impressive, and for the price, a no brainer purchase...92+" RR 10/12

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