Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2010

Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France

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Item No. 118886
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS98
  • RP94
  • ST94
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Critical Acclaim

"Dense, brooding and very dark, with a block of baker's chocolate at the core, studded with linzer torte, steeped blackberry and roasted fig notes. There's lots of espresso and ganache as well, but still this has rapier, chalky cut through the finish, with alder, juniper and bay giving the flesh the angles it needs for balance. Stunning length. Best from 2015 through 2035."
98 Points

"The 2010 Gigondas Le Claux, which comes from yellow clay and Jurassic limestone, and is again 100% Grenache, possesses a crushed wet rock component, giving it minerality, followed by a dense purple color, massive extract, huge tannins, and a layered, powerful finish. This wine will need at least 7-8 years of cellaring and should prove to be a Gigondas capable of lasting 25-30 years. Range: 92-94+"
94 Points

"Deep ruby. A heady bouquet evokes candied red fruits, potpourri and incense, with a bright mineral overtone. Sappy and precise, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that put on weight with air. Shows great precision on the strikingly persistent finish, which features intense red fruit liqueur and floral elements and harmonious, fine-grained tannins."
94 Points

Learn About Saint Cosme Map ItMap It

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.

Learn About Gigondas

(jhee-gon-dahs) The muscleman of the Southern Rhone, Gigondas is situated right under the rugged, rocky range of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a sign of the rustic, edgy flavor found in wines from the area. The region, once a Cotes-du-Rhone village, earned its own appellation in 1971. Producing reds and roses, Gigondas creates top quality reds sometimes rivaling its...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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Critical Acclaim "Utterly perfect, the 2007 Gigondas Homides Fides is the finest Gigondas I have ever tasted (it is first ...
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