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Two That Slipped Through the Cracks


We have been drinking these two selections over the last year, literally drinking as opposed to reflecting for a bit in order to write down a note.  I really like the L’Argentier because it reveals its unique personality through a strong perfume.  While this may not be to everyone’s liking, if you follow the wines that Jenn and I like on this blog, then you will enjoy this bottle.  The Bouissiere has been a favorite for a while with the 2007 reveling in the ripeness of the vintage without losing its minerality and spices.  This bottle underperformed but based on previous experiences I still recommend you try.  Actually, I recommend you try both wines.  I am particularly curious to read about your impressions of the L’Argentier.  Both of these wines are currently available at MacArthur Beverages.

2007 L’Argentier, Vieilles Vignes de Carignan, VdP du Gard – $17
Imported by Oslo Enterprises.  This wine is 100% Carignan sourced from a vineyard planted in 1935.  There is an earthy nose of high-toned red fruit.  In the mouth there are red fruits which morph into black fruit with the mouth following the nose. This medium bodied wine has a gentle presence, and a unique old-vine perfume.  While it is not that complex there is good depth and a strong personality.  Jenn found it still closed and not yet at its full potential.  *** Now-2017.

2007 Domaine la Bouissiere, Vacqueyras – $22
Imported by Dionysos Imports. This is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Mourvedre.  There is a light+ nose of ripe fruit and herbs.  In the mouth the ripe red and blue fruit has a slick prickle before turning bluer in nature.  A bit of incense mixes with minerals and a wood note that bears a touch of cedar.  With air a sweet spice develops with a bit of wildness and a fine, sandy texture in the finish.  I must admit this bottle showed some heat.  While I have not experienced before it was a bit distracting in this bottle.  Hence the lower rating.  ** Now-2017.

  1. February 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hmm this would be great as i will surely get that bottle to taste and enjoy it’s strong perfume.

    • February 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Let me know what you think. The perfume mixes with expansive Kirsch and plum flavors.

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