Cantillon Carignan

Overall 3.3   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20

AdamJackson (3386) 14 Euro on-site @ Cantillon the day before Toer de Gueuze 2015. Split 2 ways with some pours shared with strangers as they inquired of the bottle.

A – Appearance is a blood red. 1 finger muted pink head with tight bubbles.

S – Smells incredibly vine-forward. Lots of juicy grape. A slight hint of balsamic vinegar.

T – Vinegar forward with pears and grapes and apple. Very musk-like. Chalky finish. Side by side with Pineau and it’s just not in the same league.

M – Solid mouthfeel but not as mature as other bottles with similar bottling dates. Needs a bit more OOMPH.

O – This was great to try (just like all Lambic) but I wasn’t a fan of it. Will revisit in a few months and update notes if my impression changes.

Cantillon Carignan

Cantillon Carignan

Cantillon Carignan