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A super fruity wine with some serious juice. Raspberries, blueberries and mulberries are balanced nicely by savoury notes of liquorice and dried herbs, with just enough sweetness and a lingering finish. It's a vibrant, lighter style of red, perfect for those warmer months.

Tasting notes.

Reviews of the 2020 Carignan:

92 points, James Suckling 2021, Nick Stock:
Such attractive, brambly raspberry and blackberry aromas here with a flurry of wild herbs, too. So fresh. The palate has vibrant red-berry flavors that sit lively, framed in bright, easy tannins. Very drinkable now. "

91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin:
"I can't think of many varieties better suited to the dry Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale. Able to withstand torrid conditions while embedding its wines with a wiry cage of tannin and bright acidity, carignan is one of many tickets into the future. This producer champions plenty of others. A partial wild fermentation and short élevage in older French wood intuits promise: cherry pith, thyme, mint, liquorice. The tannins, as expected. Thrills with a chill."

Reviews of the 2019 Carignan:

91 points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke:

"Bright, medium to deep red/purple colour. The nose is savoury, earthy as well as plummy, dark fruits driving the wine. A hint of pepper. Medium to full-bodied, abundant tannins which are powdery and supple. Some chocolate. Good drinking already and will take some age."

91 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front:

"Vibrant, forest berry fruitiness, sprigs of green herb, minty notes, peppery stuff. Palate is light and lithe, sizzles with tart acidity in a good way, shows a feathery lick of earthy tannin. Spice, cranberry, kind of transparent, exotic things, it’s interesting and good. I like it. A bit amaro?"

91 points, James Suckling:
"This has red-flower and leafy aromas, as well as some earthy nuances. Vibrant raspberries and tart red cherries. Succulant appealingly fresh raspberries and redcurrants on the palate with fine, crisp tannins."

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