Category Archives: carignan

Rouviole Revenant VdF 2015

La Rouviole, Cuvee Le Revenant, [Languedoc (now Occitanie)], Vin de France, 2015 On Vin de France In 2009 the EU introduced a regulatory framework for wine. Subsequently, by 2012, for France, this meant a change from AOC to AOP (though … Continue reading

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Gravillas Cotes du Brian 2015

Clos du Gravillas, Lo Vielh Carignan de 100 ans, IGP Herault Cotes du Brian, Saint-Jean de Minervois, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2015 On IGP Herault An appellation established in 1968, of which Herault Cotes du Brian is one of currently 16 … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2005

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005 This wine: lot No. L8.338-03 (on back label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Waitrose offer, £22 (09/18) Last tasted 02/02/14, all Chateau … Continue reading

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Dom Navarre St Chinian 1999

Domaine Thierry Navarre, Tonneaux, AOC Saint-Chinian, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 1999 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 Beziers. Soils … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003 Last tasted 02/11/18. This wine: lot No. L6.355-01-C.18.134, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, which disintegrated in the process of removal, being clearly rotted for … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, 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 … 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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