Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot * 75cl * 14% ABV * Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
This is the top cuvee from Chateau Carignan, a long-time Taurus customer favourite. Somewhat old fashioned, big and bold - with its extracted character, judicious use of oak and powerful tannins from the Merlot, this might take a little time to reveal balance. However, looking past that there is a very pleasant toast, caramel and ripe red berry aroma and notes of liquorice and chocolate on the palate. A bottle for the Sunday roast.