Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 305,018 strong:

Register Today!

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:

My Score:
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box

Community Reviews

There are 6 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This is a manly wine,bold and sexy à la Burt Reynolds. It offers a nose of Great Outdoors and black licorice. Juicy and strong but without any hard edges;it is quite enjoyable.With pasta bolognaise,or spicy sausages.
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The nose is quite complex, with rich dark fruit, cedar and anise. Medium bodied with medium acid and soft tannins. The South of France is known for good value wines and this is no exception. A steal at this price!
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

What a lovely nose! Dried and stewed dark fruit, cedar, and balsamic notes on the nose and palate. Appassimento sytle, from the South of France. An absolutely lovely wine to enjoy with rich pasta and stews, BBQ fare, or own its own. Tasted April 2015. 90+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark red to garnet and fairly opaque. Blackberry, dark cherries sweet vanilla hints and light licorice aromas. Juicy plums and cherry with a smoky oak layer. Full bodied and richly textured. Finishes strong and long with good balance.

Serve this with duck confit raviolis with red wine sauce.

The grapes (syrah, grenache and carrignan) come from three terroirs: the Causses (these grapes, grown at high altitudes, give freshness), the foothills of the Montagne Noire (a hot, arid area whose grapes lend warm, concentrated, complex flavours) and the terraces of the Montagne Noire (temperate sector).
Lori Kilmartin rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Smokey, leather and jammy fruit. This is a blend of Syrah and Grenache from the south of France. Lots of fruit on the palette and a reasonable finish. This is a nice wine for the price. I don't usually drink a lot of French wines but I think I need to start! I would use this to cook with - Beef Bourguignon anyone? Half a bottle in the recipe - half in your glass!
Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, plummy nose with some cranberry/cherry along with pepper and gentle oak spice. The palate replays the nose with plummy and sour cherry notes along with black pepper and spice. Soft and round with good length to this Syrah and Grenache blend. Pair with tenderloin Chateaubriand. Tasted April 2015

Natalie's Review

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013, Corbieres AOC, France: Mouth-brightening acidity and vibrancy in this energetic southern French red wine. Aromas of tart red and black cherry with a lick of spice around every corner. How about prime rib? Drink: 2014-2018. 3760011571421 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 15, 2015  Full Review




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Château Le Boscq Red Wine
Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux A.C. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 305,018 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award