Chateau Carignan

Prima Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend

8.998 ratings
8.814 pro ratings
Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 7/8/19. Happy 3rd to My daughter!! Very nice with a T-bone. (She enjoyed pizza!)

Plums, earth, and graphite on the classic right bank nose. Flavors of plum, BlackBerry, and soggy earth mix with well integrated medium tannins. Medium + finish dominated by black fruit, tar, and earth. Drinking nicely now, but should hold for 3-5 years.

3/21/8/4/4+ 50 =90 pts

Drank 7/8/19. Happy 3rd to My daughter!! Very nice with a T-bone. (She enjoyed pizza!)

Plums, earth, and graphite on the classic right bank nose. Flavors of plum, BlackBerry, and soggy earth mix with well integrated medium tannins. Medium + finish dominated by black fruit, tar, and earth. Drinking nicely now, but should hold for 3-5 years.

3/21/8/4/4+ 50 =90 pts

Jul 9th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.0

This is amazingly good for sub $30. Not for the cellar but super pleasing today. Clean and pure with ripe dark fruits. It scream merlot! Round and Supple. Starts off smelling very generic but 10 minutes in the glass reveals a whole lot of substance. Unbelievable value

This is amazingly good for sub $30. Not for the cellar but super pleasing today. Clean and pure with ripe dark fruits. It scream merlot! Round and Supple. Starts off smelling very generic but 10 minutes in the glass reveals a whole lot of substance. Unbelievable value

Feb 14th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

A nice dinner compliment. Soft, yet packed a bit of punch.

A nice dinner compliment. Soft, yet packed a bit of punch.

Mar 20th, 2018
Douglas Frye

French Bordeaux 2012. This is predominantly Merlot. Nice medium body wine. I prefer a little heavier Merlots but this went well with dinner.

French Bordeaux 2012. This is predominantly Merlot. Nice medium body wine. I prefer a little heavier Merlots but this went well with dinner.

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2017
Michael Daily

A good quality wine. Medium bodied. Nice nose and tastes good.

A good quality wine. Medium bodied. Nice nose and tastes good.

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.8

Rich black plum, graphite, with a satisfyingly long finish.

Rich black plum, graphite, with a satisfyingly long finish.

Aug 15th, 2016
J Gwen Berry

Wine Writer Palm Beach Post

8.2

100% merlot - espresso and mineral on the nose with black plum skin, black cherry, cassis. Full, ripe, well-balanced on palate. Tricked up both of my fellow somm-wanna-bes at our biweekly blind tasting. #sommstudy

100% merlot - espresso and mineral on the nose with black plum skin, black cherry, cassis. Full, ripe, well-balanced on palate. Tricked up both of my fellow somm-wanna-bes at our biweekly blind tasting. #sommstudy

Nov 7th, 2013
Lauren Brahn

Bouquet opens nicely. Very smooth.

Bouquet opens nicely. Very smooth.

May 11th, 2019
Eleanor Snyder

Steaks with Jon and James

Steaks with Jon and James

Aug 26th, 2018
Stephanie Cain

Chocolate and mushrooms. Medium body with low acidity.

Chocolate and mushrooms. Medium body with low acidity.

Sep 4th, 2017