Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas
If you remember last year we brought you the Cotes du Rhone from this winery that has scored ridiculously well in Wine Spectator and was somehow only $13.99. Well, Wine Spectator released their top 100 wines of 2017, and the Saint Cosme Gigondas 2015 was the Number 5 best wine in the world for 2017. Here is the Wine Spectator review:
"How good was the 2015 vintage at this flagship estate of Gigondas? This entry-level red earned a classic 95 points, offering brawny flavors and incredible energy, paired with complexity and elegance. Owner and winemaker Louis Barruol, a passionate champion of his village, reports that 2015 was an ideal vintage, where the fruit was of high quality even from the estate’s younger vines. He produces this cuvée with 70 percent Grenache, 15 percent Mourvèdre, 14 percent Syrah and a smidge of Cinsault. He ferments whole clusters and then ages the wine in a mix of new and used oak casks and concrete vats."