Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ Cotes du Brian Vieux Carignan 2017

Other Red from France - Other
Review Date : 25-May-2018
Very dark, near impenetrable, purple-hued black-red colour. The nose is elegant in presentation with fine and firm, deep aromas of black-berried fruits entwined with a layering of dark herbs, with subtle mineral notes. This is youthful in expression, revealing some jam nuances with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-packed with a firm core of concentrated black fruits along with a layer of dark herbs and minerals. The fruit sweetness and near unctuousness is enlivened by lacy acidity and the wine shows depth and presence, with fine-grained tannin extraction in support. The flavours intensify as the wine carries to a ling, vibrant finish. This is a vibrant and firmy concentrated Carignan with blackberry, herb and mineral flavours and fine structure. Match with herb-marinated grilled and roasted red meats over the next 6-7 years. 100% Carignan from vines planted in 1890 on clay-limestone soil, hand-picked, destemmed, but not crushed and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in vat. 18.0/20 May 2018 RRP $17.99

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