Friday, October 30, 2009

Chateau de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Les Claux 2006

More from last weekend's Shades of Red dinner and wine pairing, this Gigondas (100% Grenache) was paired with the first course of Pumpkin Risotto.

From the Southern Rhone and looking in the glass like it was poured from an inkwell... dark, brooding and daring, this Gigondas matches in the strength of its aromas: waves of violets, herbs, blueberry, and plum followed by a smoky minerality. Then onto the palate with big, contrasting flavors of gamey meats, black pepper, tea and black cherries. All combine to create a very complex package with a silky finish. This definitely will age well, but is very approachable now. $50 retail.

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