Drink Date 2017 - 2035
Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski
Issue Date 31st Oct 2017
Source 233, The Wine Advocate
That the 2015 Gigondas Hominis Fides is a great wine is undeniable; the question merely becomes, How great is it? Flowering garrigue and licorice notes start things off, followed by raspberries and dried spices, phenomenal concentration and length. It might show a touch of warmth on the finish, but by then I was writing in my notes "Who cares?" followed by joy-filled expletives.
It is always fun to taste with the energetic Louis Barruol in his Roman-era cellar. There seems to be a nearly endless supply of wines to taste, as he now produces five different Gigondas and numerous bottlings under his ngociant label plus a joint venture in New Yorks Finger Lakes, for those who might not know. The prospective samples of Barruols 2016 Gigondas were tasted blind at the local syndicat earlier the same day, while reviews of his Northern Rhne wines are scheduled to appear in issue 234.
Chteau de Saint Cosme - Gigondas Hominis Fides 2015 - Wine Spectator - 97
This has a packed core of red and black currant preserves and crushed plum fruit, inlaid liberally with lavender, jun