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Karasi Areni Noir

9.041 ratings
8.915 pro ratings
Armenia
Areni
Top Notes For
Robbie Ward

Hugely interesting. Areni Noir grape. Amphora aged (Karasi is Armenian for Amphora apparently) Wild and spicy. Bitter cherry in full flow. All reigned in quite beautifully though. Somewhere between a ripe Pinot and a Northern Rhone Syrah. Classy

Hugely interesting. Areni Noir grape. Amphora aged (Karasi is Armenian for Amphora apparently) Wild and spicy. Bitter cherry in full flow. All reigned in quite beautifully though. Somewhere between a ripe Pinot and a Northern Rhone Syrah. Classy

2 people found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Adam Plotkin

Herbs, spice and darker fruits. #TexSom

Herbs, spice and darker fruits. #TexSom

Aug 14th, 2016
Charlie Evans

Really cool white pepper thing going on in the back end of this.

Really cool white pepper thing going on in the back end of this.

Apr 22nd, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Oh yeah. Armenia rocks. Berries and smoke and leather and earth. Touch of oak.

Oh yeah. Armenia rocks. Berries and smoke and leather and earth. Touch of oak.

Mar 10th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.1

Qite different from what I recall in the 2012, this is nonetheless as sophisticated. Seemingly with less oak than I recall, this has what I'd call a purposeful and delightful rusticity with bright red fruits, dried tobacco leaf and decided earthiness.

Qite different from what I recall in the 2012, this is nonetheless as sophisticated. Seemingly with less oak than I recall, this has what I'd call a purposeful and delightful rusticity with bright red fruits, dried tobacco leaf and decided earthiness.

Feb 15th, 2016
Stephen Little

Lush fruit, black pepper, good grip

Lush fruit, black pepper, good grip

Nov 12th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

My first Armenian wine, and it's quite tasty. Lots of fruit and earth, definitely red meat friendly.

My first Armenian wine, and it's quite tasty. Lots of fruit and earth, definitely red meat friendly.

Oct 24th, 2015
Robbie Ward

Full of intrigue. Lifted black fruits. Really spicy and fragrant. High acid, but balanced with a lovely earthy undertone. Lots to like.

Full of intrigue. Lifted black fruits. Really spicy and fragrant. High acid, but balanced with a lovely earthy undertone. Lots to like.

Jun 4th, 2015
Emmanuel Cazes

Très beau vin arménien

Très beau vin arménien

Jan 21st, 2015
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Jul 6th, 2016