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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2011
Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2011
(search item no. 124082)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Decanter rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It was a great classic Gigondas, typical, with the fine bouquet so characteristic; very complex and charming. Its potential is high and we have to be patient. In 2011, Le Claux is probably the big success of the estate. Picked in the last days of the harvest, it already develops richness and freshness. The typical aromas of camphor can be found along with notes of raspberries and peat.
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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.