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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2006
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2006
(search item no. 95481)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $40.00

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 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:


#88 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

67% Grenache; 20% Syrah; 12% Mourvèdre; 1% Cinsault; 70% aged in old barrels for one to four years with remaining 15% aged in wooden vats and 15% in concrete vats.

Everyone tried to compare 2006 with other classical vintages but 2006 gave its own answer: it is a special vintage with a strong and precise personality. Co-fermenting our different grapes has been more interesting than ever: grenache-minerality, mourvèdre-muscles, cinsault-blandness, syrah-crispness. Ageing the 06's has been particularly interesting because the wines never stopped improving. From this point of view, 05 was much more difficult to cope with. Tender like a true Saint Cosme and structured like a real Gigondas, 2006 will show a great ageing potential because of its balance. Bottled without any filtration, the wine shows notes of strawberry compote, truffle, and tobacco box

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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.