An exploration of wine

650. Château de Saint-Cosme, Gigondas, 2007

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Book 4 Wine 650

€14.20; 14.5%

So, the real opening was with this – chosen to compliment a main course of game (rabbit, pheasant, venison and squirrel) and beef-shin stew. And this was spot on. Still comparatively youthful, with a deep ruby-black colour. Deep, rich spicy, bloody black cherry fruit. Savoury-sweet. Spicy, concentrated palate, but no overpowering alcohol (even at 14.5%). Some background tannin offers structure that could give this another 2-4 years to develop tertiary character. But hitting its stride now. Shows the quality of 2007!

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