2007 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas
93 points Robert Parker: "The 2007 Gigondas possesses a dense purple color in addition to a stunning bouquet of charcoal, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, acacia flowers, and a hint of chalk. Full-bodied with terrific fruit intensity, a layered texture, gorgeous freshness, and acids that provide a well-defined personality to this blockbuster Gigondas. Despite its size, substance, and depth, the overall impression is one of sublime elegance and purity. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years." (10/09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and very suave, with gorgeous toast and Black Forest cake aromas leading the way for mulled fig, boysenberry and kirsch flavors. The long, rich finish is well-detailed, with blazing minerality stretching it out. Drink now through 2020." (12/09) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Fresh red and dark berries, cracked pepper and allspice on the nose. Tangy and finely etched, with fresh redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and building minerality. Finishes on a deeper note of blackcurrant, with very good persistence. Lots going on here. " (Jan/Feb '09) 14.5% abv.