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Chateau de Saint Cosme HOMINIS FIDES Gigondas 2019 750ml

SKU: N48059 ISBN:
$155.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Appellation: Gigondas

Variety: Rhone Blend

$155.99
 

Hominis Fides is typically the most elegant of Château de Saint Cosme’s three single-vineyard Gigondas. “Grenache grown in the sandy soil produces marvelously textured wines as well as extremely refined tannins; a very special and stylish wine,” says Louis Barruol.

The wine features aromas and flavors of pepper, truffle, graphite, and smoke.

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 Spectator 96 Points | A brick house, this brims with cassis, blackberry reduction and fig preserve flavors supported by a strong spine of cast iron notes and laced throughout with bay, dried garrigue and racy chalky minerality. Muscular and rugged in temperament through the finish, but the well-defined pieces are in. Some patience is all that's needed. Best from 2024 through 2040.

Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points | The 2019 Gigondas Hominis Fides is cut from the same cloth and has power, purity, and elegance. Ground herbs, Provençal spice, black raspberries, blackberries, and assorted peppery notes give way to a full-bodied, concentrated Gigondas with a great mid-palate, perfect balance, and a great finish. It has some charm today, but smart money will hide bottles for a few years. Best after 2024.