WA 91 WS 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2007 Amplus Old-Vine Carignan exhibits an intriguing nose of exotic spices, balsamic, earth notes, underbrush, plum, and boysenberry. This is followed by a medium- to full-bodied, concentrated, slightly rustic offering with plenty of up-front flavor, some complexity, and a lengthy finish. It is likely to evolve for 2-3 years but can be approached now.
According to Wine Spectator - Ripe and vibrant, delivering a mix of loganberry, blueberry and anise laced with pepper, maduro tobacco and graphite. The long finish is racy and inviting. A cool wine. Drink now through 2012.
Winemakers Notes - Deep, violet-ruby-red. Intense fruity aromas of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries complimented by rich notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg, and roasted coffee beans. Well-structured and full of character with an abundance of creamy tannins, bright and refreshing acidity, and plenty of fresh fruit on its delightfully long, elegant finish. Rated 90+