Carignan

Vitkin

Old Vine Carignan 2016

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, cherries, vegetables, oak, bell peppers, cloves, pencil lead, black pepper, earth and dark chocolates.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black cherries, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, vegetables, bitter herbs, peppercorn, spices, green olives and bell pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is an interesting red wine from Israel. Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. A good food wine, too. Showing plenty of fruits with lots of earth notes as well.

Needs a couple of hours to open up property and remove some of the acidity. I let it open up for 3 hours. Worth waiting for it. Tangy and interesting.

Still young and will be better in the next 3 to 5 years, but already drinking nicely.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Old Vines Carignan grapes. Aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Unfiltered and unfined. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$29.
— 4 days ago

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Robe noire
Nez épicé et de fruit noir olive
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Fiable epicee
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