Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

$49.95

A textbook version of the brawny side of Gigondas, this offers a grippy alder bass line underneath layers of dark currant and fig fruit, while lots of tobacco, rosemary and bay leaf fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2030... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

A couple of years in the cellar is already doing wonders for this wine; evolving from a wine with huge potential into something absolutely spectacular. This was a pop and pour situation from cellar temp (57°F) and I immediately knew we were in for something special from the first pour. The bouquet was supercharged. Black brambles, dark cherries, pepper, spiced cake, anise with nothing out of place. The palate was richly endowed with a similar fruit/spice profile. But I would be remiss if we also didn’t discuss texture because that was the difference maker here. I’ve always though Saint Cosme was amongst the most polished from the region but this takes it to a whole new level and positively masterful; leaving me left to admire the purity and freshness of the fruit. Far and away the greatest experience I’ve had with a Saint Cosme Gigondas and it’s crazy to think that 2016 could turn out to be even better. Only time will tell. Glad I have a couple more in the cellar. Wish the pricing wasn’t getting out of hand though.

A couple of years in the cellar is already doing wonders for this wine; evolving from a wine with huge potential into something absolutely spectacular. This was a pop and pour situation from cellar temp (57°F) and I immediately knew we were in for something special from the first pour. The bouquet was supercharged. Black brambles, dark cherries, pepper, spiced cake, anise with nothing out of place. The palate was richly endowed with a similar fruit/spice profile. But I would be remiss if we also didn’t discuss texture because that was the difference maker here. I’ve always though Saint Cosme was amongst the most polished from the region but this takes it to a whole new level and positively masterful; leaving me left to admire the purity and freshness of the fruit. Far and away the greatest experience I’ve had with a Saint Cosme Gigondas and it’s crazy to think that 2016 could turn out to be even better. Only time will tell. Glad I have a couple more in the cellar. Wish the pricing wasn’t getting out of hand though.

9.5

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

medium ruby; cherry, strawberry, lavender, licorice, garrigue; muscular but with surprising freshness, 14.5 % ABV; blend of 70% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 1% Cinsault; great vintage, beautiful site near Chapel of Saint Cosme, #5 of Wine Spectator’s 2017 top 100 wines; $38

medium ruby; cherry, strawberry, lavender, licorice, garrigue; muscular but with surprising freshness, 14.5 % ABV; blend of 70% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 1% Cinsault; great vintage, beautiful site near Chapel of Saint Cosme, #5 of Wine Spectator’s 2017 top 100 wines; $38

9.1

John Berghoff Delectable Pro

This is a masterpiece.....if you have a chance to drink or buy, oh my it is divine!!!!

This is a masterpiece.....if you have a chance to drink or buy, oh my it is divine!!!!

9.7

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

First glass was massive fruit but, frankly, a bit of a klutzy mess. Make no mistake, there was substance lurking in the background but it was simply overpowered by brambles. Placed the cork back in the bottle and figured I would give it a day to see if things would settle down...and did it ever. Day 2 and the brambles we’re still there but now there was an entire hillside of garrigue and, in particular, fresh sage...like...I just mowed over a sage bush. Amazing. Structure? Good heavens. The tannins seemed to build and build all the way up to the final glass. These give the indication that they’re going to be drinking very handsomely well past 2025...and I suspect beyond. I would say the best is yet to come with these.

First glass was massive fruit but, frankly, a bit of a klutzy mess. Make no mistake, there was substance lurking in the background but it was simply overpowered by brambles. Placed the cork back in the bottle and figured I would give it a day to see if things would settle down...and did it ever. Day 2 and the brambles we’re still there but now there was an entire hillside of garrigue and, in particular, fresh sage...like...I just mowed over a sage bush. Amazing. Structure? Good heavens. The tannins seemed to build and build all the way up to the final glass. These give the indication that they’re going to be drinking very handsomely well past 2025...and I suspect beyond. I would say the best is yet to come with these.

9.4

Andy Christiansen Delectable Pro

Has warmth without being hot, ripe fruit but not jammy. Just super suave. Popped , poured and consumed over about an hour’s time so probably didn’t unlock its full potential.

Has warmth without being hot, ripe fruit but not jammy. Just super suave. Popped , poured and consumed over about an hour’s time so probably didn’t unlock its full potential.

9.3

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

Beautiful finesse - violet and blueberry, lavender and jasmine. Chalky texture with great length.

Beautiful finesse - violet and blueberry, lavender and jasmine. Chalky texture with great length.

9.3

Don Norton Delectable Pro

Explosive kirsch liqueur, roasted earth and savoury garrigue. Tannins not as firm as expected, but great freshness.

Explosive kirsch liqueur, roasted earth and savoury garrigue. Tannins not as firm as expected, but great freshness.

9.0

Timothy Eustis Delectable Pro

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

Modern Gigondas. But good. .

Modern Gigondas. But good. .

9.0

Steve Messinger

Dark fruit aromas w spice black fruit flavors w high note cherry component rich texture w wonderful long finish very enjoyable. Would think it has a few more years to go

Dark fruit aromas w spice black fruit flavors w high note cherry component rich texture w wonderful long finish very enjoyable. Would think it has a few more years to go

9.4

Hanibal

A complete wine. Guarrigue, violet, dark red fruit, grippy still. Well balanced at this point. Should turn out great in 5 to 7 years

A complete wine. Guarrigue, violet, dark red fruit, grippy still. Well balanced at this point. Should turn out great in 5 to 7 years

9.1

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