|Rhône||1998||Gigondas Valbelle, Château de Saint Cosme||BT||1||0||380.00||12||12||42.222221333333||92.00||92.00||Gigondas Valbelle, Saint Cosme||0.75|
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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.