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2006 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas Les Claux

FRANCE / RHÔNE / GIGONDAS
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 253826-2006-750

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$60.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($59-$68) Dark purple. Knockout bouquet displays black raspberry, cherry preserves, licorice, dried flowers and smoky minerals. Lively red and dark berry flavors completely saturate the palate, with tangy minerality providing grip and definition. With air, a sexy floral quality comes up and carries into the finish. Leaves behind an alluring trail of red berries, flowers and minerals.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Fashioned from 100% Grenache, the 2006 Gigondas Le Claux (3,000-5,000 bottles produced) comes from clay and limestone soils. Yields are a minuscule 15-25 hectoliters per hectare. A saturated ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous bouquet of kirsch, crushed rocks, spring flowers, raspberries, and even blacker fruits. This full-bodied, sensationally pure, layered, opulent Gigondas should evolve for 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2024
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This has lots of flesh, but it's taut for now, with espresso and bittersweet cocoa framing the blackberry, fig compote and hoisin sauce notes. The long, dark finish has serious grip and a great minerally spine buried deep within it.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Located in the very heart of Gigondas, this property has been in the family for 500 years, with ancient stone cellars that haven't changes much since they were hewn out of the rock. The wines are made by Louis Barroul, a fanatical and uncompromising individual who extracts from the land the true essence of the grape and is driven to make nothing but top-notch wines. Louis is a hands-on type of winemaker, and even with the grapes he contracts for, he personally oversees the thinning, pruning, ripening and harvesting. This dedication and surveillance pays off in spades in the end with wines that are focused and concentrated without being flabby. They showcase an array of balanced fruit, spice and earth flavors.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 51 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors