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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2008
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2008
(search item no. 103393)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $23.99

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
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
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:

100 % Grenache, Limestony sand, Aged for 12 months: 30% in new oak – 40% in one year old barrels - 30% in two years old barrels. The limestony sands are mysterious: it is important to avoid judging young wines on a too definitive way. The terroir expression is well focused, there is plenty of finesse and complexity. Blackberry, ancient roses, almond, violet.
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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.