90 Points – Robert Parker:
The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages L’Aragone is outstanding. Made from 100% Carignan and aged 12 months in concrete, it shows the prettier side of this variety, with classic notions of spice, cedar, new leather and plum sauce on the nose. It is medium-bodied, pure and lively on the palate, with plenty of sweet fruit and good length on the finish. I don’t think it will make old bones, but it should dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming 4-5 years.