Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

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Bright ruby-red. Lively and focused on the nose, displaying ripe red fruit, lavender and peppery spice aromas. Supple and open-knit, offering concentrated, appealingly sweet raspberry and candied licorice flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. Finishes impressively long, smooth and juicy, with resonating licorice and red fruit notes and just a hint of fine-grained tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

Bright ruby-red. Lively and focused on the nose, displaying ripe red fruit, lavender and peppery spice aromas. Supple and open-knit, offering concentrated, appealingly sweet raspberry and candied licorice flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. Finishes impressively long, smooth and juicy, with resonating licorice and red fruit notes and just a hint of fine-grained tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

9.2

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1 this was precocious. The nose was wild with the smell of tandoori chicken (tell me I’m wrong!), brambles, and garrigue. Like the 2015 I had a few weeks back, this was a little out of sorts on the palate but there’s loads of undeniably deliciously pure fruit. Tongue smacking tannin. Day 2 showed very little in the way of evolution. The tandoori had relaxed and left a more generic spiced meat character in its wake with brambles and Herbs de Provence. Looooooooong finish; well over a minute. The tannin is even more pronounced today but there’s so much stuffing that it kinda works now and I’m certain it will be firing on all cylinders and everything is more integrated down the road. IMHO, this is performing just a step behind the 2015 at the moment but both vintages are outstanding and will be for many years to come.

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1 this was precocious. The nose was wild with the smell of tandoori chicken (tell me I’m wrong!), brambles, and garrigue. Like the 2015 I had a few weeks back, this was a little out of sorts on the palate but there’s loads of undeniably deliciously pure fruit. Tongue smacking tannin. Day 2 showed very little in the way of evolution. The tandoori had relaxed and left a more generic spiced meat character in its wake with brambles and Herbs de Provence. Looooooooong finish; well over a minute. The tannin is even more pronounced today but there’s so much stuffing that it kinda works now and I’m certain it will be firing on all cylinders and everything is more integrated down the road. IMHO, this is performing just a step behind the 2015 at the moment but both vintages are outstanding and will be for many years to come.

9.3

Harsha Murthy

A beautiful wine. 2016. Great finish.

A beautiful wine. 2016. Great finish.

9.3

Vanessa D

Deep purple hue. Medium-plus tearing. Smoked meat, black cassis, ripe plum, candied blackberries, molasses, bay leaf, wet stone, potting soil, and baking spices on the nose. On the palate, strong acidity, spice, and tannins open up to juicy black fruit, dark chocolate, and espresso notes. Lovely southern Rhône, Grenache-based blend with strong complexity. Long finish. 15% ABV. Vintage 2016. #chateaudesaintcosme #gigondas #southernrhonewines #encoresilvousplaît

Deep purple hue. Medium-plus tearing. Smoked meat, black cassis, ripe plum, candied blackberries, molasses, bay leaf, wet stone, potting soil, and baking spices on the nose. On the palate, strong acidity, spice, and tannins open up to juicy black fruit, dark chocolate, and espresso notes. Lovely southern Rhône, Grenache-based blend with strong complexity. Long finish. 15% ABV. Vintage 2016. #chateaudesaintcosme #gigondas #southernrhonewines #encoresilvousplaît

9.0

Robert S.

Classic Gigondas. Thoroughly enjoyable after a double decant and 40 minutes air time. Definitely lived up to it's press clippings. Saving my second bottle for my next special occasion.

Classic Gigondas. Thoroughly enjoyable after a double decant and 40 minutes air time. Definitely lived up to it's press clippings. Saving my second bottle for my next special occasion.

9.3

Michael Himmel

Not my thing

Not my thing

8.5

Kevin Løk

Best Côtes du Rhône I’ve ever had? I think so. Good, good, good shit.

Best Côtes du Rhône I’ve ever had? I think so. Good, good, good shit.

9.3

Andrew Schirmer

A bit big for us....but actually quite nice with beef stew. Chewy tannins, herbs, violet, lavender. Savory. Good structure. Carries its 15% ABV well. They do these kinds of wines better in southern France than here in WA.

A bit big for us....but actually quite nice with beef stew. Chewy tannins, herbs, violet, lavender. Savory. Good structure. Carries its 15% ABV well. They do these kinds of wines better in southern France than here in WA.

9.2

Brian Grech

Very well made wine, but with a bit of barnyard funk after the first hour that I didn’t love

Very well made wine, but with a bit of barnyard funk after the first hour that I didn’t love

8.9

Josh Krieter

Great value Rhône. Well balanced, medium bodied

Great value Rhône. Well balanced, medium bodied

8.8

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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