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Gigondas Valbelle, Château de Saint Cosme 1998

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône1998Gigondas Valbelle, Château de Saint CosmeBT10380.001292 RP1242.22222133333392.0092.00Gigondas Valbelle, Saint Cosme0.75
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (131), October 2000
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (125), October 1999

The 1998 Gigondas Cuvee Valbelle, which is made from 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah and aged in 20% new French oak, steps everything up a notch. Starting out reticent on the nose, with ripe blackberry fruit, ground pepper, dried flowers and beef blood-like subtleties, it knocks it out of the park on the palate and has full-bodied richness, beautiful density and a savory finish. Fully mature, yet still youthful and with plenty of life, drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, RobertParker.com (214), August 2014
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