Château De Saint Cosme, Gigondas, 1999 (Magnum)
Region: Gigondas, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 150cl (Magnum)
Grape: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Cinsault
WA: 91 points
Saint Cosme - located north to the village of Gigondas - is the most ancient estate in the region. Lying on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which very probably already had its own vineyard, the estate's existence in 1416 is attested by a document mentioning the granting by Jean de Chalon, Price of Orange, of "land for the planting of vines on the Saint Cosme slopes."