From 70-year-old bush vines, this is excellent Maule Carignan. It has a brightness of fruit that puts the spotlight on cherry and raspberry, and while the color is a brilliant ruby it isn’t overly dense, deep or heavy. There’s a lightness of being to it, but also structure and acidity. Ageable for up to 5–8 years.
This is dark, rubbery and wild on the nose, with a heavy dose of chocolaty oak. It feels crisp due to its high acidity, but also feels raring to go. The flavors of blackberry and plum are snappy and dry, while the finish is driven by the acidity. It will age well; drink now–2016.