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39 Ratings
Château de St.-Cosme Gigondas

Wine Details

Region

GigondasRhôneFrance

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) 65% Grenache - 15% Syrah – 18% Mourvèdre - 2% Cinsault. Whole cluster fermentation. Twelve months’ ageing: 15% in new casks - 55% in casks used for 1 to 4 wines - 30% in tanks. Limestone marl and Miocene sand

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    ehhh, OK. just wouldn't buy again. Rating : (91) points A new cuvee of 125 cases, the 2006 Gigondas Le Poste is a broad, savory, opulent Gigondas that comes from pure limes- tone soils in the area. This has an almost Burgundian forest floor/spring flower note intermixed with kirsch, blackberry, licorice, smoke, and earth. This is a brilliant Gigondas, but obviously there is not much of it. It should drink well for 10-15 years.

    over 8 years
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    aromas and complex

    about 10 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: (90-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 125 on Oct-99
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00
  • Wine Spectator
    (2015 Vintage) 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 leaf fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2030. 4,000 cases made.–JM
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    (2006 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 90-93 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 130, January/February 2007 Deep ruby. Spicy cherry and redcurrant on the nose, with a strong peppery aspect. Seriously structured Gigondas with deep, powerful kirsch and licorice flavors and excellent finishing thrust. This reportedly fermented until September of 2006.