2016 Carignan Prima

Carignan Prima

89Average Score
Red
2019-2023
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Drinking window
2019-2023
Critic Notes

Lots of berry and chocolate character here with plums and spices. Medium to full body, round tannins and a generous finish. Complex already. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

The 2016 Carignan Prima felt just a tad overdone on the nose with cassis and blueberry fruit that need to muster more delineation. The palate is very smooth on the entry, given a sheen by the vanilla new oak that renders this Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux very seductive, but perhaps expresses more of the winemaking than the terroir. Let's see how this performs in barrel. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 87-89/100Neal Martin

The 2016 Carignan - Prima is an ambitious 100% Merlot from proprietor Andy Lench and consultant Louis Mitjaville. Plush, forward and racy, the 2016 hits the palate with serious richness and intensity. The new oak needs time to integrate, but the wine appears to have more than enough depth and overall richness for that to happen. Readers should expect a flamboyant, opulent style. There is much to like here. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 86-89/100Antonio Galloni

Light, sweet oaky nose. Not very refreshing and pretty light. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2019-2023

Score: 15-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2019-2023
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2023
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2023
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