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Domaine of the Bee Carignan 2016

The Experience

Drink When...
With an 80's Classic
Listen To...
Rewind the Film - Manic Street Preachers
Think About...
Wisdom with Age
Drink With...
Kale & Sausage Casserole

The Oddbins Take

Many say that for all the limitations of getting older, age has its compensations. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger; in his youth he was a muscular curiosity, who's entire vocabulary consisted of "I'll be back" & "get to the chopper!" He was far too focused on churning out a vast amount of films, instead of making a few that were watchable. Now look at him, former Governor of California and one of the great American voices. He's like a slightly younger Noam Chomsky or an Austrian Foucault.
It's the same with grape vines; in their youth they're heavy lifters, over producing and potentially lacking in intensity. Yet when they get older they get much more sophisticated, seductive and serious. They essentially make the wine equivalent of Expendables 3; the gem in the crown of Arnie's acting career.

The Carignan vines at Domaine of the Bee are significantly older than Arnold, all are over 80 years old, with exceptionally low yields as a result. The subsequent wine is astonishingly intense and concentrated, bursting with big flavours of black berries bramble, supportive oak qualities and a slatey minerality. Forget Arnie, this is the Sir Ian McKellen of wines!

Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 5 Years
Diam Cork
Bottle Size
Residual Sugar
2 g/l


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Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet
Carignan (100%)
Suitable For Vegans
Suitable For Vegans
Domaine of the Bee Carignan 2016

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