2017 Chateau De St. Cosme GigondasBlend from France
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From the winemakers' website: 70% Grenache -14% Syrah–15% Mourvèdre- 1% Cinsault. Whole clusters. Aged for twelve months: 20% in new casks - 50% in casks used for 1 to 4 wines ...
- 90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
A blend of 70% Grenache & the rest Syrah & Mourvedre, the 2017 Gigondas is a sexy, ripe effort in aforward, already approachable style. Notes of black raspberries, graphite, pepper, & garrigue all dominate the bouquet, & it's going to drink nicely right out of the gate.
From the winemakers' website: 70% Grenache -14% Syrah–15% Mourvèdre- 1% Cinsault. Whole clusters. Aged for twelve months: 20% in new casks - 50% in casks used for 1 to 4 wines - 30% in concrete tanks. Limestone marl & Miocene sand. Being a winegrower implies searching for, & perfecting, ways of maximising sense of place in one’s wines over an entire lifetime. Each location creates a kind of "technical pathway". Each decision by a wine grower is like a crossroads where he or she can take the right, or the wrong, direction. There are no shortcuts & generally speaking, when the wrong decision is made, it is hard to make amends. So, finding the right path for each location involves searching for a site’s "solution", like a puzzle you attempt to solve. The ‘solution’ is quite simply allowing the ‘terroir’ to express itself freely. It is within this scheme of things,and only this one, that a wine can find its truth, its vibrancy, its consistency, & this intimate logic that is expressed throughout its life. Because wine is not a snapshot, but rather a feature film. So, when it comes to assessing a wine, it is better to have seen the whole film, & not just a few shots from the first five minutes.Strawberry, violet, liquorice, pepper. Bottled without filtration.
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|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla and musk|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar and dust|