2018 Mendall Lo Terme de Guiu
All Carignan, and shorter than expected maceration (under two weeks).
So very fragrant, alpine herb, fennel, sour cherry on strong. A wash of pure, crunchy, red cherry/cranberry tang and vitality, a touch of fruitiness then a whip crack of lacy firm acidity and a feathery web of fine tannins. Finishes with black tea tannins and some more amaro-like things. Gorgeous. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front