Wine Advocate 93 points - As with the 2012, the 2011 Carignan Continuite de Nature comes from very old-vine, goblet-trained Carignan vines. Showing the best of the variety, with classic black cherry, saddle leather, wild herbs and exotics spices, it flows onto the palate with a big, voluptuous texture that carries polished tannin and rocking length. Staying fresh and lively, and not skimping on fruit or texture, it?s a great Carignan to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years, if not longer. (Apr 2014)
Great grapes make great wines and at Chateau Maris we're lucky enough to have just what it takes to grow ripe, healthy grapes with plenty of flavor. This wine is seductive stuff with irresistible aromas of perfumed hedgerow fruits, spice and herb. There's a lovely breadth of flavor on the palate and, depending on your mood, you can either enjoy the fresh, fruit-forward nature of the wine or, take more time to revel in its more subtle side which reveals a savory edge with hints of mocha too. An extremely good food wine, we like to drink it with wholesome, flavorful but unfussy fare.