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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2002
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2002
(search item no. 80687)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"By the way, 2002 is a horrendous vintage in the southern Rhone. I do not say that lightly, because there are some producers who made very competent wines, but my scores for that vintage tended to plateau at 87-88. However, one of the top 2002s is the Chateau St.-Cosme 2002 Gigondas, a wine that I rated 88. Tasty and sexy with fine ripeness, it reveals no signs of dilution or greenness."
-Wine Advocate St. Cosme's (pronounced "comb") Gigondas displays superb balance between fruit and frame-between its ripe, spicy grapeyness and tannin structure. The blend consists roughly of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsaut. The Grenache gives fat, fleshy fruit; Syrah gives dark color, grip, spice and black fruit; while Cinsaut gives perfume. This excellent, well-constituted wine will warm your bones.
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About Domaine de Saint Cosme:

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.