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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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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
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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


Member Reviews for Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas

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Snooth User: martins2002
2776574,686
4.00 5
12/28/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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)


Snooth User: pmarche
9886005
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/07/2011

Shared two bottles at dinner tonight. Perfectly balanced, long & smooth finish. Hints of lavender.


Snooth User: Bill Howard
33169110
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/22/2007

Good Rhone blend. Decant or wait 2+ hours on this one. Light cherry Hi-C nose, but tasty. $23 89 points WKH


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/17/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Poolerm
7484720
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/09/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Aldwyn
4548421
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 03/12/2008

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Another great traditional cuvee, the 2012 Gigondas shows the house style with its savory dark fruits, ground herbs, pepper and mineral-like bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and gorgeously textured, it can be drunk now or cellared for a decade.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Lovely bay leaf, pepper, lavender and tobacco notes impart texture and range as they wrap around a core of solid black currant and fig fruit. Shows a grippy charcoal feel through the finish. Very solid. Best from 2015 through 2024.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Moving to the releases in barrel, the 2012 Gigondas (60% Grenache and the balance mostly Mourvedre, with some Syrah) has plenty of potential, with juicy black raspberry, sweet spice, licorice and toasty notes as well as medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Nicely balanced, it shows the purity of the vintage, as well as a relatively approachable style that should allow it to drink nicely on release.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

Moving to the Gigondas cuvees, starting with the wines in bottle, the classic 2011 Gigondas is a serious effort that gets you a good bit of the class and richness found in the upper, single vineyard cuvees, yet for a lot less buck. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, it gives up toasty, spice-driven notes of blackberries, ground pepper and cured meats that flow to a medium to full-bodied, textured and layered effort that has notable freshness and sweet tannin. It will shine for over a decade and represents an excellent value.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/03/2013

The bay leaf, alder and tobacco notes are well-defined, with a core of steeped plum, blackberry and black currant fruit sitting in reserve. Offers lots of briary grip and a long singed iron edge on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Under the Chateau Saint-Cosme umbrella, the 2011 Gigondas (a 3,400-case blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as powerful blueberry, mulberry, black currant, licorice, graphite and truffle notes. This round, generously endowed, surprisingly deep and full 2011 should drink well for a decade.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Deep ruby. Vibrant raspberry and strawberry scents are complicated by notes of dried lavender and Asian spices. Racy, pure red fruit flavors show very good depth and appealing sweetness. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness. This wine should drink well soon after release thanks to its lively fruit and gentle tannins.


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