Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2005

SKU : 44040

RP 94  

Size : 750 ml

Vintage : 2005

Type : Grenache

Producer : Chateau de Saint Cosme

Tags: $40-$60, France, Library, Red Wine, Rhone Valley


Description

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2005 Gigondas Valbelle is also a candidate for one of the two or three best wines of the vintage. It is 90% Grenache co-fermented with 10% Syrah and has a terrific dense purple color as well as intense blackberry and cherry fruit notes intermixed with some roasted Provencal herbs, lavender, and a touch of graphite in the background. Beautiful, full-bodied favors ooze the character of Provence, and the wine should drink well and last 15 or more years. (2/ 2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Deep ruby. Powerful red and dark berry preserve aromas, with subtle garrigue and tapenade qualities adding a brooding quality. Quite sweet in the mouth, with deep raspberry and candied cherry flavors and a finish featuring broad, velvety tannins. This displays wonderful pliancy and clarity (2/ 2008) 92 points Wine Spectator Ripe and showy, with deliciously pure blackberry, boysenberry and fig fruit, all layered with mocha, incense and Turkish coffee hints. The long, rich finish is really rich and silky, with a nice buried minerality. (5/ 2008) Jancis Robinson Nice development, excitement and complexity on the nose. Big and 'bloody'-smelling but well contained too. This seems to be just entering its savoury, good drinking stage. There's lots of interest and life here. Masses of quite assertive tannins underneath. Well-managed tannins and alcohol - neither dominate. 17/20 points. (12/ 2009)

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94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2005 Gigondas Valbelle is also a candidate for one of the two or three best wines of the vintage. It is 90% Grenache co-fermented with 10% Syrah and has a terrific dense purple color as well as intense blackberry and cherry fruit notes intermixed with some roasted Provencal herbs, lavender, and a touch of graphite in the background. Beautiful, full-bodied favors ooze the character of Provence, and the wine should drink well and last 15 or more years. (2/ 2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Deep ruby. Powerful red and dark berry preserve aromas, with subtle garrigue and tapenade qualities adding a brooding quality. Quite sweet in the mouth, with deep raspberry and candied cherry flavors and a finish featuring broad, velvety tannins. This displays wonderful pliancy and clarity (2/ 2008) 92 points Wine Spectator Ripe and showy, with deliciously pure blackberry, boysenberry and fig fruit, all layered with mocha, incense and Turkish coffee hints. The long, rich finish is really rich and silky, with a nice buried minerality. (5/ 2008) Jancis Robinson Nice development, excitement and complexity on the nose. Big and 'bloody'-smelling but well contained too. This seems to be just entering its savoury, good drinking stage. There's lots of interest and life here. Masses of quite assertive tannins underneath. Well-managed tannins and alcohol - neither dominate. 17/20 points. (12/ 2009)

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