Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2013

Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2013
$43.99

SKU cosme

750ml

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Strawberry, blackcurrant, liquorish, black pepper. This is an absolutely tiny crop that we had. Such a low percentage of Grenache at Saint Cosme is a rarity. This is not a problem at all but it changes a little the style of the wines. The colour is almost black, the wines have a great concentration and maybe a little less « softness » than usual. A few weeks after the final blend, it revealed itself excellent with a very seducing profile. The ageing, with 15% of new oak, is exactly the same as what I did in 1997. Remember that 70% of the cuvée Valbelle was blended in the Gigondas Classique 2013 in order to get an acceptable percentage of Grenache. With its obvious explosion of fruit, Gigondas 2013 is dense and intense. It has its own identity which doesn't allow me to compare it to any other vintage. We knew that humans were not as creative as Mother nature: 2013 vintage reinforces this idea.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Gigondas
Brand Chateau de Saint Cosme
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine SpectatorOffers a solid, fleshy feel, with lots of crushed plum, warm raspberry and steeped black cherry fruit flavors rolled together. Notes of black tea, licorice root and alder fill in on the finish. Very well done for the vintage. Drink now through 2020. 3,750 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2015