2012 Domaine la Bouïssière

Grapes Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Village Vacqueyras
ABV 14.5%

Opaque ruby. Vibrant, mineral-laced dark berry and floral pastille aromas pick up a spicy note with air. Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering sweet black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of smokiness. Fine-grained tannins build slowly on the finish, which lingers with excellent fruit-driven persistence.
92/100 (May 2015)

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Spicy nose with a hint of “garrigue”. Its rich and various aromatic diversity suggests whole berries. Dense, fresh and crisp fruit on the palate. Mature even if the tannins are still a bit straightforward. Let it breathe before service. Tr L&S.


Thierry and Gilles Faravel's Domaine la Bouïssière in Gigondas is exceptional in many ways, but perhaps apart from the personality of Thierry himself, it is the site of the vineyard, high up under the 'Dentelles de Montmirail' which makes the defining difference. In contrast to the vines being baked on the plains of stones at the foot of the hill, the Bouïssière vines benefit from cooling air at night falling from the high peaks, and the wines retain a freshness and subtle persistence which is very different to the sometimes bludgeoning broadness and alcoholic heat of the wines on the plain. Gilles and Thierry Faravel employ non-interventionalist practices to make wines as naturally as possible, resulting in wines of immense concentration and depth, with true vibrancy and the capacity to age ten to fifteen years.

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