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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2004
Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2004
(search item no. 90199)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The very limited cuvee which is essentially meant to be the best wine Chateau Saint-Cosme can produce is the 2004 Gigondas Hominis Fides, which is 100% Grenache from the oldest vines of the estate. There are about 250 cases of this in 2004, and the wine shows great intensity and wonderfully sweet blackberry fruit with an explosive aroma of spring flowers, licorice, crushed rocks, black currants, and blackberries. It is full-bodied, rich, and clearly the best Gigondas of the vintage. It should drink nicely for 10-15 years."
-Wine Advocate
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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.