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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Poste 2018 750ml
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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Le Poste 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Gigondas
Brand Chateau de Saint Cosme
Alcohol/vol 16%
Le Poste's cool microclimate and limestone soil make it one of Saint Cosme's most structured, aromatic, and mineral intense wines of the estate. This wine always walks a knife's edge of power and finesse thanks to its deep fruit and precise structure. The wine features aromas and flavors of iodine, violet, pepper, and ash. 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.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we98

Sourced from limestone soils and higher elevations than Saint Cosme's other flagship Gigondas bottlings, Le Poste offers ripe but luminescent red-plum and mulberry flavors. While concentrated, it's an intensely mineral wine lifted by sprays of salt and ore. The finish is dramatic, elongated by drapes of blackberry satin and ripe, furry tannins. At peak now through 2030, the wine is likely to hold further still.

May 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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Up there among the best Gigondas I've ever reviewed, the 2018 Gigondas le Poste combines considerable complexity with incredible intensity and adds a seductive measure of suppleness without sacrificing length or focus. Violet and aniseed aromas accent plums and black cherries on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied and velvety in texture, with a long, silky finish that folds in notes of salted licorice.

November 30, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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Another sensational wine, the 2018 Gigondas Le Poste comes from a hillside parcel just up from the domaine, just to the east of the village of Gigondas. Deep ruby/purple-hued with killer notes of blackcurrants, ground pepper, violets, tobacco leaf, and obvious minerality, it's full-bodied, has a fleshy, layered, opulent texture, building tannins, and a great, great finish. It shows the more approachable style of the vintage yet still brings incredible richness and depth. It will blow you away any time over the coming 10-15 years.

October 6, 2020
  • v96

Vivid ruby. Displays vibrant, mineral-driven red and blue fruit, licorice, exotic spice and potpourri scents that show superb detail and a touch of botanical herbs. Stains the palate with sweet, incisive cherry, boysenberry, spicecake and lavender flavors that deepen quickly with air. Conveys an uncanny blend of richness and finesse and finishes wonderfully long and precise, with smoothly interwoven tannins and reverberating floral and mineral notes.

January 2023
Wine Spectator
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Packed, with a core of steeped plum, boysenberry and blackberry confiture flavors layered nicely with violet, anise and applewood notes. Dense but vibrant throughout, with a bundle of energetic grip on the finish that melds nicely with the fruit. Deeply buried minerality lurks at the very end. This should be long-lived. Best from 2022 through 2036.

December 15, 2020

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