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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2008
Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2008
(search item no. 104507)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $71.99

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
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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The limestony sands are one of the most interesting terroirs for Grenache. They allow Grenache to express their minerality at their best. The texture in the mouth is always tight but soft and you never really know if the wine is concentrated or not!

100% Grenache

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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.