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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Le Poste is a favourite wine at Saint Cosme. It is everything they like in wine - it is a wine of fruit and a wine to keep, a wine of complexity and an easy to understand one, a wine of structure and a wine of freshness. You'll find notes of Violet, almond, raspberry, and blackberry in this wine.
"This manages to take a wide range of fruits—loganberry, raspberry, blackberry, plum and more—and melds them all together with a coulis feel that retains freshness and precision, while extra notes of iron, tobacco, charcoal and espresso expand through the finish. This has serious weight and depth, with massive structure, but also chiseled cut thanks to vivacious acidity. Amazing from start to finish. Best from 2015 through 2035."
"A close rival will certainly turn out to be the 2010 Gigondas Le Poste, which comes from pure limestone soils, and in this case is aged in 50% new oak and 50% one-year-old barrels. Dense purple, it possesses loads of blueberry, blackberry and black currant fruit notes intermixed with some licorice, camphor, graphite and spring flowers. Full-bodied, with good acidity and a hint of lead pencil shavings in the mouth, oodles of black fruits cascade over the palate in this lavishly concentrated, extravagant Gigondas that is so overloaded. Give it 6-7 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25+ years. Range: 94-98"
The Wine Advocate
"Glass-staining ruby. Kaleidoscopic aromas of raspberry, lavender, star anise and incense, with hints of white pepper and allspice cmerging with air. Offers an array of red and dark berry compote flavors given spine by juicy acidity and deepened by suggestions of mocha and licorice. The floral and spice notes repeat on the finish, which refuses to let go of the palate.Range: 93-95 "
International Wine Cellar
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.
The muscleman of the Southern Rhone, Gigondas is situated right under the rugged, rocky range of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a sign of the rustic, edgy flavor found in wines from the area. The region, once a Cotes-du-Rhone village, earned its own appellation in 1971. Producing reds and roses, Gigondas creates top quality reds sometimes rivaling its...Read More About Gigondas
This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in
(called Garnacha), Australia and the southern
Rhone region of France, Grenache
is the primary grape in regions such as
It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like
Syrah...Read More About Grenache
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