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2013 Philippe Gimel St Jean Du Barroux L'argileBlend from France


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  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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"A step up over the La Source cuvee, the 2013 L’Argile is 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and then 5% each of Carignan and Cinsault, all of which was aged two years in concrete tanks. It has a sappy, perfumed bouquet of white pepper, rose petals, kirsch, raspberries and pine that gives way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless profile on the palate. I love its tannin quality, and it has fabulous length on the finish as well. This beauty will be better in 2-3 years and have 15 years of overall longevity."

90 Wine Spectator

"Features a well-integrated roasted alder frame around a core of lightly mulled plum and black cherry fruit, giving way to tobacco and black tea details on the focused finish. Drink now through 2017. 285 cases imported." October 2016

Product Detail

Item # 95167
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Cotes du Ventoux

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Cinsault
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, game, tar and dust