2007 Château de Saint Cosme "Le Claux" Gigondas

SKU #1046307 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the finest wines in the vintage for the Southern Rhone, the 2007 Gigondas le Claux is a perfumed, complex and straight-up gorgeous wine any way you look at it. Utterly seamless, with complex garrigue, spring flowers, dry aged beef, black raspberries and black currant aromas and flavors, this beauty is full-bodied, pure and incredibly precise, yet at the same time, it's layered, voluptuous and hedonistic. It still has ample tannin and isn't yet fully mature, but I'd happily drink bottles anytime over the coming decade or more. (JD)  (2/2017)

96 points Wine Spectator

 Smoky, with an exotic roasted fig edge, along with charred mesquite, sage and blackberry paste notes. Shows a bright floral note as well, with a racy underpinning that carries all the weight effortlessly and keeps bringing you back for more. Drink now through 2022. (JM)  (12/2009)

93 points Vinous

 Dark purple. Vibrant raspberry and blackberry aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and potpourri, with a hint of white pepper coming up late. Tightly wound berry flavors stain the palate and are given depth by a note of licorice. Turns spicier with air and finishes with excellent clarity and a lingering floral quality. This is showing a lot of complexity already but should be cellared for at least another five years. (JR)  (1/2010)

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- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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