Olivier, Carignan Vielles Vignes, 2011

The La Font de l'Olivier Carignan is a classic example of the grape variety. In the nose exotic sandalwood, white pepper, and garrigue spices mingle with briary fruit aromas. The spice follows through to the mouth, complimented by black raspberry, plum, and coco notes. . Ultimately, silky ripe tannins fill out the very long finish. Though this is a concentrated wine, it does not lack in elegance.