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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 113587)
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Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $129.00

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

Winemaker's Notes:

#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

We didn't release Valbelle in 2008 because the wine had been blended into the Gigondas Classique. This is nice to see Valbelle coming back in 2009 with its very specific style. It generates complexity, depth and balance. 2009 Valbelle combines well the tannic power of the vintage with the roundness and the softness always found in Valbelle. Find notes of strawberry, thyme, white pepper and graphite.

Blend: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah

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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.