Tasted in a five vintage vertical of Château Carignan, the 2019 showed itself to be the best, most enjoyable recent vintage - and it is ready to drink now. Bright ruby colour in the glass. Generous blueberry, dark cherry and plum notes on the nose, this is fragrant and vibrant. The palate is just as vivid, layering fresh red and black fruits with a hint of sweet spice. The tannins are ripe and soft, cloaked by the generous fruit at the core and making this a delicious wine to drink already. Light notes of pencil shavings and cedar offer a Médocain character, bringing balance alongside 2019s joyful approachability. Drink now, or over the next 8 years.
Sweet berries and plums with chocolate and walnuts. Medium body with nice, firm tannins. Lovely finish. 75% merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc. Drink or hold.