Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.1606 ratings
9.2139 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsaut, deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits with notes of floral and herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry, raspberry and figs with licorice and smoky herb spice. Fine tannins, nice texture, long finish ending with fruit and smoky mineral spice character. Nice!

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsaut, deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits with notes of floral and herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry, raspberry and figs with licorice and smoky herb spice. Fine tannins, nice texture, long finish ending with fruit and smoky mineral spice character. Nice!

Aug 1st, 2023
Matt

LBT was a dead and oxidized mess, this was complete opposite. In the zone, deeply fruit with soaked plum and black cherry, tannins have melted away, seamless mouthfeel, spice and garrigue for days.

LBT was a dead and oxidized mess, this was complete opposite. In the zone, deeply fruit with soaked plum and black cherry, tannins have melted away, seamless mouthfeel, spice and garrigue for days.

Mar 14th, 2023
Paco Suro

Was much better the third night in.

Was much better the third night in.

Jan 23rd, 2023
Mark Eastom

Big boy.. 15.5 abv. Pretty nose of incense, wild fruit, spice and minerals. Aromatically pretty, but the alcohol makes it a bit clumsy like a puppy with big paws.

Big boy.. 15.5 abv. Pretty nose of incense, wild fruit, spice and minerals. Aromatically pretty, but the alcohol makes it a bit clumsy like a puppy with big paws.

Dec 17th, 2022
Jay Kline

Presented to me double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine pours a deep garnet with a translucent core and burnished orange rim. Some signs of sediment. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, cherry lozenges, Corinthian leather, rich mahogany, old books, espresso, baking spices, desiccated flowers…like something that reminds me of my great aunt’s potpourri, and bit of umami. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium (+?) tannin which is well integrated. Medium acid. The fruit and non-fruit characteristics are confirmed. The finish is laden with dried fruits leather and earth. I felt that the wine was old with 15+ years of age and leaned a little more towards its fruit character than its structure…so I called Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2005, from a quality producer. But then, someone said 2012 CdP and I was like…”ooooohhhh, I like that CdP call”. But if that was the case, it would have to be older…from a great vintage like 2001. Well…I was on the right track. Who cares, this was an awesome showing and the oldest Chateau de Saint Cosme I’ve ever had. Drink now and enjoy.

Presented to me double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine pours a deep garnet with a translucent core and burnished orange rim. Some signs of sediment. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, cherry lozenges, Corinthian leather, rich mahogany, old books, espresso, baking spices, desiccated flowers…like something that reminds me of my great aunt’s potpourri, and bit of umami. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium (+?) tannin which is well integrated. Medium acid. The fruit and non-fruit characteristics are confirmed. The finish is laden with dried fruits leather and earth. I felt that the wine was old with 15+ years of age and leaned a little more towards its fruit character than its structure…so I called Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2005, from a quality producer. But then, someone said 2012 CdP and I was like…”ooooohhhh, I like that CdP call”. But if that was the case, it would have to be older…from a great vintage like 2001. Well…I was on the right track. Who cares, this was an awesome showing and the oldest Chateau de Saint Cosme I’ve ever had. Drink now and enjoy.

May 25th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Meat, honey, tamari, licorice and fresh black fruits. Sweet and soulful. And microbial on day 2.

Meat, honey, tamari, licorice and fresh black fruits. Sweet and soulful. And microbial on day 2.

Jan 12th, 2022
Jay Eagan

We have enjoyed a lot of Gigondas lately but this may be a favorite.

We have enjoyed a lot of Gigondas lately but this may be a favorite.

Jun 7th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character. Tasted twice, nice!

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character. Tasted twice, nice!

Jun 6th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character.

A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character.

Jan 6th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Falling apart in the glass but Brett is overpowering the fruit - definitely made in a traditional style. Tired at this point.

Falling apart in the glass but Brett is overpowering the fruit - definitely made in a traditional style. Tired at this point.

May 1st, 2020