Saint Cosme "le Claux" Gigondas 2016 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 97] [RP 95]

Saint Cosme "le Claux" Gigondas 2016
(Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 97] [RP 95]

Regular price $155.00 Sale price $149.97 Save $5.03

WS97 RP95
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The soil at Le Claux is a yellowish limestone marl and produces the most “Burgundian” wine at Saint Cosme. “It’s extremely refined and fresh with lots of bouquet. Its propensity to mature is excellent,” says winemaker Louis Barruol. The wine features aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, violet, peat, Chinese Five Spice, and camphor.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This offers a range of sage, savory and bay leaf aromas followed by crushed black cherry, bitter plum and red currant fruit, all supported by racy, mouthwatering chalky cut. Dense, but fresh and well-defined throughout. Long finish." - JM (Aug 2018)

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"All Grenache, the 2016 Gigondas le Claux comes from a parcel of vines planted around 1880. It's got an incredibly floral and tea-like nose, followed by expressive red berries, even fraises des bois. Full-bodied, silky and long, it manages to be an epic wine, not for its power but for its elegance, finesse and complexity." - Joe Czerwinski (Aug 2018)