Chateau de Saint Cosme "Hominis Fides" Gigondas 2017 / 750 ml.

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JD96+96–99 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - September 26, 2018
My favorite of the single vineyard cuvées in 2017 is the Gigondas Hominis Fides, which comes from a vineyard just across the street from Le Claux. It has a killer nose of exotic flowers, freshly crushed rocks, new saddle leather, flowers, spice, and violets. Possessing full-bodied richness, an incredibly sexy, seamless, yet powerful style, and an awesome finish, it’s unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2020
Full vivid ruby. Highly expressive, mineral- and spice-driven aromas of ripe red berries, potpourri and incense show sharp definition, and suggestions of candied lavender, cola and vanilla build in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as energy on the palate, offering powerful raspberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors and an emerging suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes with a jolt of juicy acidity, alluring sweetness and harmonious tannins that lend shape to a wonderfully long, spice- and floral-drenched finish.
SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2019
Alluring, featuring a wave of crushed boysenberry, raspberry and black currant fruit that melds with tar, roasted tobacco, alder and dark earth notes as this moves along. A sleek sanguine accent and fine acidity skirt underneath, giving this subtle lift and cut. One for the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2035. 215 cases made, 37 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Aug 2019
More peppery and floral than it was looking last year from barrel, the 2017 Gigondas Hominis Fides is another gorgeous Gigondas from the talented Louis Barruol. Boasting vibrant cassis fruit and hints of dark chocolate, this full-bodied, velvety-textured wine is a real beauty, showing terrific harmony and elegance on the finish.
RP94+94–96 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Aug 2018
Somehow managing to be rich, dense and chocolaty — almost fudge-like — yet remaining fresh and vivacious, it will be fascinating to see how the 2017 Gigondas Hominis Fides develops over the next year.

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JD96+ 96–99 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (September 26, 2018)

My favorite of the single vineyard cuvées in 2017 is the Gigondas Hominis Fides, which comes from a vineyard just across the street from Le Claux. It has a killer nose of exotic flowers, freshly crushed rocks, new saddle leather, flowers, spice, and violets. Possessing full-bodied richness, an incredibly sexy, seamless, yet powerful style, and an awesome finish, it’s unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)

VN96 96 pts. / Vinous (Feb 2020)

Full vivid ruby. Highly expressive, mineral- and spice-driven aromas of ripe red berries, potpourri and incense show sharp definition, and suggestions of candied lavender, cola and vanilla build in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as energy on the palate, offering powerful raspberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors and an emerging suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes with a jolt of juicy acidity, alluring sweetness and harmonious tannins that lend shape to a wonderfully long, spice- and floral-drenched finish.

SP96 96 pts. / Wine Spectator (Dec 31, 2019)

Alluring, featuring a wave of crushed boysenberry, raspberry and black currant fruit that melds with tar, roasted tobacco, alder and dark earth notes as this moves along. A sleek sanguine accent and fine acidity skirt underneath, giving this subtle lift and cut. One for the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2035. 215 cases made, 37 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

RP95 95 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (30th Aug 2019)

More peppery and floral than it was looking last year from barrel, the 2017 Gigondas Hominis Fides is another gorgeous Gigondas from the talented Louis Barruol. Boasting vibrant cassis fruit and hints of dark chocolate, this full-bodied, velvety-textured wine is a real beauty, showing terrific harmony and elegance on the finish.

RP94+ 94–96 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (31st Aug 2018)

Somehow managing to be rich, dense and chocolaty — almost fudge-like — yet remaining fresh and vivacious, it will be fascinating to see how the 2017 Gigondas Hominis Fides develops over the next year.

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Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 90466
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château de Saint Cosme “Hominis Fides” Gigondas
Country France
Region Rhone
District Southern Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Gigondas
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Château de Saint Cosme
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2017
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Grenache
Primary Grape Grenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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JD95+95–97 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 1/25/2022
The 2020 Gigondas Le Claux offers more cassis-like darker fruits intermixed with flowers, camphor, and graphite. It’s full-bodied, elegant, and seamless, yet shows plenty of tannins on the finish. It’s very much in the style of this pure, elegant vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2023
Earthy, savory and inviting, with smoked meat, bay leaf and singed wild herbs infusing a base of plum sauce and cherry. Gains support from fine-grained tannins, but a spine of iron gives real form to this layered wine, with black olive tapenade, balsamic and black pepper notes filling out the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2035. 105 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

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JD97+97–100 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 1/25/2022
At the moment, the 2020 Gigondas Hominis Fides looks to be the standout of the three single vineyards, although all three are beautiful wines in the making. It certainly offers the most power and concentration, with lots of ground pepper, Provençal garrigue, violets, and loamy soils notes, as well as a darker cassis and berry-driven core of fruit. It builds beautifully on the palate, with ample structure, incredible balance, and a great, great finish. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2023
A rich, velvety red, showing both power and grace, this is introduced with heady steeped cherry and incense. Reveals raspberry coulis and charred plum flavors that race alongside black licorice and iron. The supple palate is quickly hemmed in by fine-grained tannins, with singed herbs and white pepper notes dancing through the long finish. Best from 2024 through 2035. 39 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

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SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2023
This has a beautiful texture, harmoniously blending plum sauce, raspberry preserves, charred alder and floral perfume with a fresh, invigorating dusting of white pepper and crushed dried herbs. Delivers an intense undercurrent of mineral, incense and lavender notes that course through the finish, which goes on and on. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault. Drink now through 2035. 930 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2023
Vivid ruby-red. Vibrant red fruit, floral and exotic spice qualities on the finely detailed and expressive nose. Shows impressive depth as well as energy to its juicy cherry, black raspberry, spicecake and lavender flavors. Closes very long and silky, with slowly emerging tannins and a strong whiplash of sappy red fruit. (Josh Raynolds)
JD91+91–93 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 1/25/2022
Leading off the Gigondas, the base 2020 Gigondas has lots of black raspberry, ground pepper, and violets notes as well as a round, supple, silky style on the palate. It should be approachable on release, yet it has plenty of mid-palate depth as well as tannins, and I have no doubt it will evolve for 20 years if properly stored. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2018
Perfumy and stylish, with rooibos tea, blood orange and cherry aromas and flavors weaving through, infused with sandalwood, anise, bay leaf, sage and pepper notes along the way. A very fine and persistent chalky spine supports it all. Best from 2020 through 2035. 3,600 cases made.
RP90+90–92 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2017
Even Saint Cosme’s 2016 Gigondas looks built to age. It’s full-bodied and firmly tannic but balanced by ripe fruit notes of cherries, peaches and chocolate.

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Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2022 / 750 ml.

2022 / 750 ml.

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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2023
A hefty version of Côtes du Rhône, with a lot of stuffing, showing ripe black plum and black currant flavors layered with black pepper and grilled rosemary. Sturdy tannins hem in the creamy palate, with a kick of bitter mineral and graphite through the medium-length finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2028. 27,000 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 16th May 2024
An 80-20 blend of Syrah and Grenache, sourced from the Gard and Vinsobres, the 2022 Cotes du Rhone offers up outstanding aromas of blueberries and stone fruit, with violet-like floral accents. It’s medium to full-bodied, silky and concentrated—apt to make any bargain shopper very happy. (Joe Czerwinski)

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SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2019
This offers a mix of dark cherry, currant and blackberry compote flavors, scored liberally with singed alder, dried sage and warm earth accents through the finish. A flash of chestnut at the very end keeps this in the old-school camp. Solid for the vintage. Best from 2022 through 2035. 3,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP92+92+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Aug 2019
Loaded with notes of black olives and black cherries, the full-bodied 2017 Gigondas is rich and velvety in the mouth. I’m not sure it’s quite as good as the 2018, but it’s certainly no slouch, with a long, silky finish that picks up a hint of cocoa.
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2020
Shimmering magenta. Powerful red and dark berry aromas are complemented by building spice, incense and floral notes. Sappy and densely packed, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors that are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Supple, harmonious tannins build steadily on the impressively long finish, which leaves behind lavender pastille and juicy cherry notes.
RP91+91–93 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Aug 2018
More concentrated and tannic than the 2016, the 2017 Gigondas shows outstanding potential. Marked by hints of charred wood and mocha, it’s nevertheless rich, ripe and fruity, with a long finish.
JD90+90–92 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - September 26, 2018
A blend of 70% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre, the 2017 Gigondas is a sexy, ripe effort in a forward, already approachable style. Notes of black raspberries, graphite, pepper, and garrigue all dominate the bouquet, and it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2019
This is packed with steeped fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture notes, laced liberally with violet, anise, tobacco and lavender accents. Has enough grip through the finish to keep this honest, with tar and juniper details adding spine and heft. A beauty. Best from 2020 through 2035. 120 cases made, 20 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2020
Deep lurid ruby. Highly fragrant suggestions of ripe red berries, cherry preserves, exotic spices and candied flowers are accompanied by a smoky mineral element that builds steadily with air. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and candied lavender flavors that convey a suave mix of power and delicacy. Closes smooth, gently tannic and impressively long, leaving sappy red fruit and floral pastille notes behind.
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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2019
Fresh and racy in feel, with a focused beam of red currant and raspberry coulis flavors entwined with red licorice details. The finish picks up extra shiso leaf, garrigue and iron notes. Solid. Best from 2020 through 2035. 35,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2019
Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Deeply perfumed, smoke-accented aromas of cherry liqueur, boysenberry and garrigue are complicated by potpourri and allspice flourishes. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering concentrated red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Supple tannins build slowly on a long, focused finish that leaves floral and spice notes behind.
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JD96+96+ pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - August 16, 2019
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hauts-Lieux comes from slightly higher elevation sites and includes more Mourvèdre than the Les Trois Source release. It’s pure, full-bodied, and incredibly structured, with a tight, backward style that’s going to benefit from bottle age. Showing a distinct salty minerality as well as loads of black and blue fruits, it reminds me of the 2015 yet with more elegance. Hide bottles for 4–5 years and enjoy over the following two decades. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 22, 2021
Densely packed with dark plum, boysenberry and black cherry reduction notes, this is nonetheless reserved in style, as graphite, alder, black tea and sweet tobacco nuances flicker in the background. The finish is tightly coiled, but the fruit stays prominent right through to the very end. Just in need of some cellar time. Best from 2024 through 2038. 700 cases made, 150 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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Domaine Roche Cairanne 2017 / 750 ml.

2017 / 750 ml.

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RP90+90–92 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2019
The 2017 Cairanne is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Carignan. While a portion of the Syrah was aged in demi-muids, the rest of the wine matured in tank. It’s a ripe, plush, concentrated wine, loaded with black cherries and plums. Full-bodied and velvety, it’s impressively hedonistic stuff for drinking over the next 6–7 years.

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JD9797 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - September 26, 2019
The 2017 Gigondas La Colline comes from a single parcel and is basically all Grenache that was 80% destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. It’s an incredibly sexy, opulent wine overflowing with notes of kirsch liqueur, wild strawberries, raspberries, incense, and spring flowers. With full-bodied richness, present yet ultra-fine tannins, a voluptuous texture, and just an all-around layered, seamless, hedonistic yet flawlessly balanced style, it’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 10–15 years. It’s a magical wine from this terrific winemaker. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN94+94–95 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2020
Dark, glistening ruby. A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, candied flowers, exotic spices and cola. A smoky mineral quality builds in the glass. Alluringly sweet and focused on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry, lavender pastille and allspice flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Supple, fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to a strikingly long, focused finish that leaves sappy red fruit and spicecake notes behind.
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2019
Alluring, with a dark core of black currant, fig and blackberry fruit that has melded nicely with warm tar, anise and singed apple wood notes. Buried iron on the finish gives this cut and drive while the fruit plays out. Best from 2020 through 2030. 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP93+93+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Aug 2019
The full-bodied 2017 Gigondas La Colline is evolving beautifully, retaining those exotic licorice and blood orange notes observed last year and fleshing them out with blackberry and purple raspberry fruit. All Grenache, it’s perfumed and floral, boasts a lush, creamy-velvety mouthfeel and finishes with tremendous length. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

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RP96+96–98 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Aug 2018
The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes looks as if it will be a worthy successor to the awesome 2015 and 2016 bottlings. From tank, the Grenache shows lovely cherry-berry fruit, ample weight and richness and a long, silky finish, while the Mourvèdre from a new oak barrel stood up to the wood well, offering more red fruits, less alcohol and hints of toast and baking spices.
JD95+95–97 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - August 28, 2018
Deeper ruby/purple-colored, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes includes slightly less Grenache than normal and is 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties. It offers more blackberry, cassis, peppery herbs, and crushed rocks, with a beautiful sense of minerality. Rich, full-bodied, concentrated and focused, it shows an elegant, vibrant side to the vintage yet still has the expected Janasse power and depth. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Oct 2021
Saturated ruby. Displays intensely perfumed, spice-accented black and blue fruit, floral oil and candied licorice qualities on the nose. Offers powerful cherry liqueur, black raspberry, fruitcake and exotic spice flavors that tighten up through the back half. There’s surprising energy here given the wine’s volume. Velvety tannins frame a strikingly long, spicy finish that strongly echoes the cherry and floral notes.
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2019
Ripe and fresh, with an engaging beam of cassis, dark plum and boysenberry puree flavors, supported by light anise, graphite and sweet tobacco notes. Shows good juicy energy and a seriously long finish. Drink now through 2035. 504 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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