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Abbott’s & Delauney’s Corbières Reserve 2013,  Languedoc-Roussillon, Corbieres, France

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One of the downsides of being a wine writer (no, I don’t expect a great deal of sympathy) is the sheer number of wines you have to taste”, said Fiona Beckett, writing in The Guardian this week. “One way of dealing with this is simply to skip wines and producers by which you’ve previously been unimpressed and therefore tend to greet with sinking heart. But by doing so there’s always the risk you could miss a wine that has improved or become more to your taste.”

“A good example is Abbott’s & Delauney’s Corbières Reserve 2013 which comes in the sort of heavyweight bottle that shrieks, “Too much oak!” Abbott’s & Delauney’s wines used invariably to be overripe and over-extracted, but blow me if this one doesn’t have real elegance and finesse (only 49% is oaked, and much of the fruit is sourced from a cool coastal vineyard); in fact, it was a pleasure to drink – with a lamb tagine, as it happens.”

Price: £11.99, Averys

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