2017 Château de Saint Cosme "Hominis Fides" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1408146 96-99 points Jeb Dunnuck

 My favorite of the single vineyard cuvées in 2017 is the Gigondas Hominis Fides, which comes from a vineyard just across the street from Le Claux. It has a killer nose of exotic flowers, freshly crushed rocks, new saddle leather, flowers, spice, and violets. Possessing full-bodied richness, an incredibly sexy, seamless, yet powerful style, and an awesome finish, it’s unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage.  (9/2018)

97 points Decanter

 Dark profile, plum and liquorice, deeply spicy. Deep and sonorous bass tones. Springy, sprightly tannins that squeeze on the finish, and bright, piercing acidity. This will be exceptional in time. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. (MW)  (8/2019)

97 points James Suckling

 From limestone sands, this has a very attractively sweet, hung-meat edge to the ripe dark plums and spiced berries on offer. Really intense, rich dark fruit and spices. Super clearly articulated and very, very deep. This has strength and power at its core. Great wine. Best from 2025.  (10/2019)

96 points Vinous

 Full vivid ruby. Highly expressive, mineral- and spice-driven aromas of ripe red berries, potpourri and incense show sharp definition, and suggestions of candied lavender, cola and vanilla build in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as energy on the palate, offering powerful raspberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors and an emerging suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes with a jolt of juicy acidity, alluring sweetness and harmonious tannins that lend shape to a wonderfully long, spice- and floral-drenched finish. (JR)  (2/2020)

96 points Wine Spectator

 Alluring, featuring a wave of crushed boysenberry, raspberry and black currant fruit that melds with tar, roasted tobacco, alder and dark earth notes as this moves along. A sleek sanguine accent and fine acidity skirt underneath, giving this subtle lift and cut. One for the cellar. (JM)  (10/2019)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Somehow managing to be rich, dense and chocolaty "almost fudge-like" yet remaining fresh and vivacious, it will be fascinating to see how the 2017 Gigondas Hominis Fides develops over the next year. (JC)  (8/2018)

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