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Élisabeth & Francois Jourdan Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2019 IGP Gard

(Code: ARG/CARI/19)
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Élisabeth & Francois Jourdan Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2019 IGP Gard
Vintage
2019
Region Sommières in eastern Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Roasted red meats, hearty stews, herby sausages
Next day 
As good 
Drink Now to 2026 and beyond
Pure Carignan from a vineyard planted in 1935 (so 85 years old). A reassuringly bright colour, with classic Carignan aromas and flavours of blackcurrant leaf, mixed red and black berry fruits, rich fruitcake, a touch of spice and a whiff of fine eau de vie. And although it is delicious on opening, it really begins to show its true colours after a couple of hours of air - beautifully balanced and elegant, gently spicy and with a tremendous core of fresh and crystallised red and black fruit flavours, with additional notes of flowers, herbs and soft spices, all of which are wrapped around a core of ripe, tea-like tannins and a rasp of juicy, orange infused acidity. This is a wine that could hardly fail to appeal to the most jaded palate. A truly delicious and elegant expression of my very favourite grape variety. An absolute cracker!