Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2016, Rhone, France

Another great vintage from Chateau de Saint Cosme after superb 2015 which was the 5th in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2017

Chateau de Saint Cosme is the oldest estate in Gigondas, Southern Rhone growing vine since the 16th Century, and its Grenache-based wines made under the Gigondas AOC are considered some of the region's best. Grapes are grown organically in their own vineyards of average 60 years-old providing low-yield of 27hl/hectare.  

A Classic wine from a great vintage worth cellaring for years.

Drink now-2030

Details
Type: Red Producer: Chateau de Saint Cosme Appellation: Gigondas Vintage: 2016 Grape: 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah, 2% Cinsault Country: France Region: Southern Rhone Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(47,87€ / Liter)


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Reviews

95 Points Wine Spectator 
Perfumy and stylish, with rooibos tea, blood orange and cherry aromas and flavors weaving through, infused with sandalwood, anise, bay leaf, sage and pepper notes along the way. A very fine and persistent chalky spine supports it all. Best from 2020 through 2035. 
93 Points Wine Advocate
Even better than I remember it from cask, the 2016 Gigondas features hints of mocha and ripe raspberries. Slightly bitter herbal notes balance the sweetness of the fruit and impart a savory edge to this full-bodied, creamy-textured wine. It finishes supple and long, loaded with character and richness. —by Joe Czerwinski
93 Points James Suckling
“Impressive, dark spices, dark fruit, graphite, coal smoke and black, stony minerals. The palate has a superb clarity of tannin, amid incredibly rich, black-fruit flesh. Power and elegance. This is superb. From organically grown grapes.”
92-93 Points Vinous
Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of candied red and blue fruits, incense and peppery spices pick up a hint of potpourri as the wine opens up. Appealingly sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of white pepper. Shows excellent clarity and mineral lift on the long, smooth finish, which is framed by slow-building tannins.