Maxime Magnon

Campagnes Corbières Carignane

9.05 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Corbières, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Carignane
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

An impressive first run with this producer. Started off very pure fruited with high-toned black cherries and cassis, along with some light reduction that gave it a flinty quality. As the reduction blew away, it revealed beautiful stem aromatics - flowers and incense, with a strange, yet attractive iodine-like twist. Excellent structure, with chalky tannins, fleshy fruit, and limestone-derived minerality/verticality. A little volatile acidity perceivable in the backend, but it doesn’t detract from the lengthy finish. Frankly, it drank like a cru Beaujolais (would have called it if blinded), but perhaps with more weight and tannins (rougher too). Paired with some lamb tacos, this was in a league of its own. A one on the binary scale!

An impressive first run with this producer. Started off very pure fruited with high-toned black cherries and cassis, along with some light reduction that gave it a flinty quality. As the reduction blew away, it revealed beautiful stem aromatics - flowers and incense, with a strange, yet attractive iodine-like twist. Excellent structure, with chalky tannins, fleshy fruit, and limestone-derived minerality/verticality. A little volatile acidity perceivable in the backend, but it doesn’t detract from the lengthy finish. Frankly, it drank like a cru Beaujolais (would have called it if blinded), but perhaps with more weight and tannins (rougher too). Paired with some lamb tacos, this was in a league of its own. A one on the binary scale!

Jun 30th, 2022
Matt

A lighter touch this vintage, very fresh and acid driven. Tight. Needs some time to flesh out a little on the palate. Gorgeous array of fruit, spices, and florals right now.

A lighter touch this vintage, very fresh and acid driven. Tight. Needs some time to flesh out a little on the palate. Gorgeous array of fruit, spices, and florals right now.

Oct 14th, 2020
Anastassia Laskey

Such a rich wine, with a lovely purple color. Tart yet earthy, with depth of flavor. Only below a 9 because it's slightly more tannin than I wanted or expected. Also very high in alcohol content with a strong alcohol smell which is slightly dissuading.

Such a rich wine, with a lovely purple color. Tart yet earthy, with depth of flavor. Only below a 9 because it's slightly more tannin than I wanted or expected. Also very high in alcohol content with a strong alcohol smell which is slightly dissuading.

Nov 14th, 2021
Victor Torra

Victor had this 5 months ago

Victor had this 5 months ago

Mar 27th, 2022
William Henry Forrence

William had this 2 years ago

William had this 2 years ago

Nov 27th, 2020