CHATEAU DE SAINT COSME Gigondas 2013 Bottle
Red Still Wine | France | Rhône | Gigondas | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah/Shiraz, Mourvèdre
The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90 points
"Starting with the classic cuvée, the 2013 Gigondas comes from a variety of terroir and is made from 60% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah and Mourvedre. Vinified with 100% whole clusters and aged twelve months in older smaller barrels and concrete tanks, it offers classic Saint Cosme notes of black currants, mulberries, licorice and peppery spice in a medium-bodied, moderately concentrated, yet beautifully balanced style the palate. It’s ideal for drinking anytime over the coming 5-7 years.
Louis Barruol’s Chateau de Saint Cosme continues to be the reference point estate in Gigondas; Gigondas--and Grenache for that matter--doesn’t get much better than his single vineyard releases from parcels located just around his estate. The winemaking here is traditional, with no destemming and aging occurring all in older barrels. While the upper tier wines can be tannic and difficult to understand in their youth, they age beautifully, normally starting to show nicely around age 6-7 and then evolving gracefully going forward. In addition to his Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône releases, Barruol continues to make wines from the northern Rhône as well, and I’ve included all of his currently releases here."
DECANTER 91 points
"Peppery, floral style starting to open now. Woody herbs and a distinct nutmeg element. Softer on the palate, yielding tannins, they're a little dense. The finish doesn't quite have the precision and definition of some vintages, though it does have decent length. Still needs time to come together - a bit gawky. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026."