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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006
(search item no. 95401)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $59.99

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
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Gigondas Valbelle stylistically represents a transition between the masculine Le Claux and the more feminine Le Poste. Dense ruby/purple with fabulous ripeness, great fruit purity, plenty of boysenberry, blackberry, and cherry notes intermixed with licorice, smoke, and meat juices, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, with good underlying acidity and a terrific finish. It should drink well for 15 or more years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points
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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.