Category Archives: carignan

Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003 On red Chateau Musar This cuvee is released 7 years after vintage, and benefits from further ageing to 10, 15, 20 years or more, post-vintage. Typical entry aromas include *volatile acidity or VA (think … Continue reading

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Haut Gleon Corbieres 2014

Chateau Haut Gleon, Les Sources de Gleon Rouge, AOP Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2014 On Corbieres. This wine: lot No. on the neck but illegible, a blend of 55% carignan, 30% grenache noir, 15% syrah; vinification in stainless steel, then ageing … Continue reading

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Dom des Schistes Tautavel 2016

Domaine des Schistes, le parcellaire caune d’en joffre, AOP Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Estagel, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, 2016 On Cotes de Roussillon Villages [1] The vineyard lies at 100-400 m altitude, with a hot sunny climate, but moderated by the … Continue reading

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Torres Perpetual Priorat 2011

Miguel Torres, Perpetual, DOCa Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2011 On DOCa Priorat. This wine: lot No. L3235, a blend of garnacha and carinena, aged in French oak for 18 months, coated natural cork closure (stained to half length, and standing 1 … Continue reading

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Argentier Carignan Gard 2014

Chateau L’Argentier, Carignan, Vielles Vignes, IGP Pays du Gard, Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2014 On carignan. This wine: lot No. L16286, varietal carignan, old vine (80 y.o), fermented in concrete vat, then aged for 18 months in concrete vat, coated … Continue reading

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Haut Gleon Corbieres 2012

Chateau Haut Gleon, Notre Dame, AOC Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2012 This wine: lot No. L13/324 on the neck and really hard to see, a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; fermented in stainless steel, aged for one year in … Continue reading

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Les Paissels St Chinian 2016

Domaine des Paissels, Les Paissels, AOP Saint-Chinian, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2016 On Saint-Chinian Saint-Chinian is sandwiched between Minervois to the west and Faugeres to the east, lying 20-40kms from the Mediterranean coast to the south-east, with a main city of … Continue reading

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