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Date Printed: 7/20/2017
Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2009
Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2009
(search item no. 113068)
boutique wine
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Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/20/2017: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 Decanter rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Decanter rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine contains aromas and flavors of cherries, peat, forest aromas and coal. Right now we can appreciate this wine in its youth with its distinctive Burgundy character and its great balance, but we know the truth about how the aromas and flavors will develop even more in ten years time.
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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.