Saturday, March 26, 2016

80 year old Carignan - only 150 cases made!

New and at a great price!!
2012 Clos del Rey L'Aragone Cotes du Roussilon Villages...$39.99
On sale now, was $59.99
  • Very Old Vines - 80 Years Old
  • 100% Carignan
  • Only 150 cases made
The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages L’Aragone is outstanding. Made from 100% Carignan and aged 12 months in concrete, it shows the prettier side of this variety, with classic notions of spice, cedar, new leather and plum sauce on the nose. It is medium-bodied, pure and lively on the palate, with plenty of sweet fruit and good length on the finish. I don’t think it will make old bones, but it should dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming 4-5 years.
These superb efforts are made by Jacques and son Julien Montagne from their Roussillon-based estate. They make heavy use of Carignan, with superb results.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

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