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Two Wines from Domaine Piaugier, 31 January 2008

These two selections were purchased from MacArthurs.

2005 Domaine de Piaugier, Cuvee Tenebi, Sablet – $18
Jean-Marc Autran produced his first wine in 1985.  He currently produces Cotes du Rhone, Sablet, and Gigondas. This a 100% Counoise from 40-year-old vines that is matured in barrel for 1-2 years. It is named after the family’s original property. It looks like there are a few other 100% Counoise floating out there (Tablas Creek, McCrea) but this is my first experience.  Bright red fruits on the nose and raspberry colored in the glass.  Red raspberry fruit, prominent fine tannins, strong acidity, some dustiness provide for a vibrant wine.

2003 Domaine de Piaugier, Reserve de Maude, Sablet – $25
This is 100% Syrah. A bit more ruby in the glasses compared to the Tenebi. Darker fruit, raspberry, with some spices on the nose. A sweeter, floral nose develops with air yielding a rather nice nose. Bright, focused raspberry fruit, up front acidity, significant but very fine tannins followed by a long, fruity finish.  Definitely young.

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