Tasting Note                         

90  2010  Jean-Marie Rimbert  Le Chant de Marjolaine  Carignan ("La Carignatora")  11/15/11 ($14)

100% Carignan  12.5%alc
Color: Deep purple ruby. (3.5) Bouquet: Concentrated black cherry and black currant with forestal nuances and clay. (3.0) Body: Excellent fruit and acidity with a rich, silky mouthfeel. Solid middleweight plus with elegance. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with funky clay and root beer nuances. (3.0) Finish: Shows excellent length with spicy beef broth lingering. (3.0)
Overall: A very impressive old vines Carignan with excellent fruit concentration, racy structure, complexity and elegance. For $14, Wow! Delicious now and in the next few years. From St. Chinian. (15)