Saint Cosme "Le Poste" Gigondas 2021 (Southern Rhone, France) - [VM 95] [WS 95] [JD 93+]

Saint Cosme "Le Poste" Gigondas 2021
(Southern Rhone, France) - [VM 95] [WS 95] [JD 93+]

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About the Winery:

Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1490. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.

The estate lies in the heart of Gigondas where 15 hectares of vineyard grow in the shade of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain. In addition to the estate-grown wines labeled “Château de Saint Cosme,” Louis Barruol buys grapes from contracted growers, labeling these “négociant” wines simply as “Saint Cosme.”

About this Wine:

Le Poste’s cool microclimate and limestone soil make it one of Saint Cosme’s most structured, aromatic, and mineral intense wines of the estate. This wine always walks a knife's edge of power and finesse thanks to its deep fruit and precise structure. The wine features aromas and flavors of iodine, violet, pepper, and ash.

Grenache is the pale-colored, red-fruited, and potpourri-scented red grape variety of the southern Rhône and can be paired with both rustic and sophisticated dishes. Full-bodied Grenache-based wines are ideal with stews, braises, and grilled meats, while lighter versions can work well with dark fish and tomato-based dishes such as ratatouille.

Ratings & Reviews:

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The shining star of the 2021 vintage at Château de Saint Cosme is the Gigondas Le Poste. Masterfully combining power and complexity, it neatly captures both the signature style of Louis Barruol and the personality of the 2021 vintage in Gigondas. Pronounced, intense aromas of orange blossom, rose petal, violets, redcurrant, raspberry, red plum, clove and cedar all grace this fragrant elixir. The concentrated palate accentuates the wine’s floral lift and offers a true sense of verticality. The 2021 Gigondas Le Poste is an instant classic and a strong contender for the wine of the vintage." - NG (Jan 2024)

95 Points -
"Densely packed and incredibly complex, with layers of sappy raspberry, dusty earth, black pepper, olive tapenade and singed rosemary. Shows tannins that are chalky-fine in feel, yet muscular enough to support a core of rich fruit, all grounded by cast iron underpinnings. Needs time to unfurl. Best from 2025 through 2040. 24 cases imported." - KB (Dec 2023)

93+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:

"I loved the 2021 Gigondas Le Poste as well, although it's a touch more reserved and closed. Red and black fruit, tons of spring flowers, violets, and sappy underbrush, medium to full body, and ripe tannins all define this outstanding 2021, which needs 2-4 years of bottle age. As with all the best 2021s, it shines for its fresher, elegant, balanced style. This will drink beautifully from 2026-2036+." (Oct 2023)