Chateau Carignan Prima 2009

Merlot from Bordeaux, France

Item No. 117457
  • red wine
  • JS93
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A vermillion hue and an intense fragrance of blueberry and blackberry. Elegant in mouth, the wine has a fruity structure and mellow tannins. A complex wine that is nicely structured, and well balanced.

A perfect accompaniment for all meats and game and ripened cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Impressive for this appellation, with ripe fruit and light espresso character and hints of mushrooms. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish. Best ever from here. Best in 2016. "
93 Points

"Black olive and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. I like the fruit concentration in this wine. 100 percent Merlot.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
92 Points

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maylan007 - Franklin Square, NY (read all my reviews)

Style: Rich & Creamy
This wine is worth much more that its price. I have never tasted such a great Merlot!! Wow!! It is so thick and velvety smooth.I was expecting that aftertaste merlot kick, when there was none!! It's just velvet and silk in your mouth and so it runs down the throat as such, just an amazing pleasure at every sip. What a pleasureful Merlot to drink. This one is a special one.
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aar5130 - Jersey City, NJ (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
Excellent Merlot for the price. I have had wine which cost twice as much and still doesn't taste as good.
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Robcio - Buffalo, NY (read all my reviews)

this wine smacked my taste buds just right. Tannins but smooth, dry, brings a little heat on the after taste. definitely will reorder in the future.
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Learn About Chateau Carignan

The estate lies over 150 hectares, 65 of which are planted with vines. The vines lie on south facing clayey-limestone hillsides covered with stony gravel. 30% of the vineyard is over 40 years old and 70% between 8 and 25 years old. The grape varieties planted are 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Chateau Carignan is located at Carignan de Bordeaux, 10km...

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Learn About Other Bordeaux

A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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