75cl * 14.5% ABV * Rhone Valley, France
Coming from one hectare of 130-year-old Grenache vines grown on sandy soil (quite rare in the Rhone), L’Argnee has elegance, length and outstanding complexity: concentrated raspberry and blackcurrant aromas mingle with an undertone of liquorice, following through to sweet, spiced plum on the palate. Will certainly age easily through to 2030. Pair with wild mushrooms, richer meat dishes or stews.
'It's a deep, vinous, intense and spicy wine that's really drinkable, chiselled and intense. It's medium-bodied with a really fine, aerial freshness within. A lovely deep acid line runs through the ample ripe tannins, leading to a long finish. The 2017 will age well, and it's such an impressive wine it deserves to be better known.' 95/100 Decanter