Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Claux 2021 750ml - Toast Wines by Taste
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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Claux 2021 750ml
SKU: 29203

Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Claux 2021

  • v95-97
  • ws95
  • jd93-95

750ml
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$153.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin France, Rhône, Gigondas
Brand Chateau de Saint Cosme
Alcohol/vol 15.73%
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 Barruol. The wine features aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, violet, peat, Chinese Five Spice, and camphor. 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.
Vinous
  • v95-97

Brilliant violet color. Displays pungent, mineral- and spice-accented cherry, black raspberry, potpourri and licorice aromas, along with hints of savory herbs, vanilla and incense. Chewy and tightly focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and Moroccan spice flavors that unfurl slowly through the back half. It closes with firm tension, chewy tannins and excellent tenacity, leaving resonating cherry and floral notes behind. All barriques, a third of them new.

Josh Raynolds, January 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Opulent and broad, with a generous cascade of ripe plum and winey cassis notes wrapped in talc-fine yet sturdy tannins. Chewy, with strappy black licorice and cast iron moving in. A seductive, concentrated Gigondas, with impressive harmony as every element hums along toward the seemingly endless finish. Outstanding. Best from 2025 through 2040.

Kristen Bieler, December 15, 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93-95

More savory red and black fruits, dried herbs, loamy earth, and camphor notes emerge from the 2021 Gigondas Le Claux, a classic, almost old school-like Gigondas offering medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a great finish.

March 16, 2023

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