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    Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Grenache - Gigondas, Rhone, France

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • WS94
    Price: $129.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Spectator, 94 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Gigondas, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Grenache

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 113587

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

    We didn't release Valbelle in 2008 because the wine had been blended into the Gigondas Classique. This is nice to see Valbelle coming back in 2009 with its very specific style. It generates complexity, depth and balance. 2009 Valbelle combines well the tannic power of the vintage with the roundness and the softness always found in Valbelle. Find notes of strawberry, thyme, white pepper and graphite.

    Blend: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah

    Critical Acclaim:

    A gorgeous wine, with an interplay of ripe, dripping blackberry, cassis and plum sauce flavors providing the flesh, offset by smoldering charcoal, tobacco and bittersweet cocoa notes, which provide the angles. The long finish has nice intensity. Best from 2012 through 2022. 1,175 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 Gigondas Valbelle exhibits perfumed floral notes intermixed with hints of underbrush, crushed rocks, roasted herbs, blueberries and blackberries. Medium to full-bodied with moderate tannins, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and keep for 10-15 years thereafter.
    Range: 91-94

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby-red. Raspberry preserves, incense and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy and broad on entry but tighter and more nervy in the mid-palate, offering vibrant red berry and candied cherry flavors along with hints of star anise and floral pastille. Lush but lively Gigondas with excellent back end-cut and persistence. Barruol told me that these vines average over 80 years of age.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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