Notes of wild raspberry, candied liquorice, white pepper and peony dominate this decadent blend, while the well integrated acidity and alcohol come together in the lengthy finish. Pairs wonderfully with braised beef and sauteed mushrooms.
96 Points - Wine Spectator This is packed with rich, succulent flavors of fig, boysenberry and blackberry compote, layered with anise, ganache and toasted apple wood notes. The strong, grippy spine is well-embedded through the lengthy finish, while the fruit easily keeps pace.
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2015 Gigondas Valbelle is 90% Grenache, blended from five parcels planted more than 80 years ago. Like all of the Saint Cosme Gigondas, it's classically built, with enough tannin to support a decade or more of aging. Plummy yet fresh, it's dark and velvety, with a sexy, silky finish.
92 Points - James Suckling Blend of 90% grenache and 10% syrah and a more spicy and structured take on the appellation. Attractive dark cherry and plum fruits on the palate. Drink now to 2025.