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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010
(search item no. 117310)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $39.99

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
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
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:

#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Finally, 2010 is a kind of 2007 with more freshness. This freshness is THE fact of the vintage: it is everywhere, it gives the structure and the relief which generates the finesse. This is the guarantee of a good evolution as well. What I like in a good Gigondas is the body of the grenache combinated with the coolness of our terroir. This wine reminds me of the wines of my father: classical, straightforward, solid and simply so good. Notes of campher, cherry, gingerbread, crushed strawberry, blackberry, pepper.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault

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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.