(2009 Vintage) Colour: Deep ruby red, light garnet tinges. Nose: Rare, complex notes: plums and blueberries, sweet spices, bay, juniper, tobacco and chocolate. Palate: rich, warm, mellow, fruity and spicy notes, suave tannins.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Inky red. Cabernet-like aromas of smoky cedar and graphite on the rather austere nose. Then sweet, creamy and mouthcoating on the palate, with soft, ripe red cherry and smoky plum flavors. Finishes clean and long, with lingering saline and herbal notes. This will probably merit a higher score with a bit of bottle aging. The juxtaposition of an austere, cabernet-like nose followed by a sweet, ripe palate with surprising backbone is something rather unique to Sardinia's carignano, something you'll ...