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Abbotts & Delaunay 2013

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There are 7 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Monique Sosa rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Inviting black fruit, vanilla, baking spices and a little graphite bounce out of the glass. Flavours repeat the nose of this full bodied red. Minervois brings some high grippy tannins, balanced acidity and a satiny blackberry fruit finish. Enjoy with grilled bison or elk medallions.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of cigar box, cedar, plums, and black pepper. Very much oak over fruit in the aromas, The taste is similar, with fine tannins and a medium acidity. The mouth-feel is velvety and there's a medium tannic plum finish.
Astrid Young rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Powerfully fragrant, with slightly reductive notes on the nose. Exotic spice, cigar leaf and chocolate box over dark dried plums and a pleasantly spicy peppery note. Big meaty dishes, braised oxtail or lamb shank would do well.
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This has some rich dark fruit aromas, with cedar, coco and spice. A full-bodied wine with lots of layers, acidity and tannins. A big food friendly wine that would counter a big meaty dish handily. Good value for a wine of this complexity.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Dark chocolate, coffee, blackberries, raisins, lavender, eucalyptus nose
Full bodied, gripping tannins, all of the above echoed on the palate

Roast lamb
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Big and bold, this is a meaty wine with loads of integrated tannins. Dark fruit, chocolate, underbrush, and spice on the nose and palate. Pair with BBQ steaks or dry ribs. Tasted April 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, the nose shows more Syrah typicity than the Cotes Du Roussillon bottling, with more floral and pepper notes to the red berry and plummy fruit. The black pepper notes carry through on the palate along with lively red fruit. Medium bodied and good length. Syrah, Carignan and Grenache. A nice match with smoked meat platter. Tasted April 2015.




Natalie's Review

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013, Minervois AOC, France: Cedar-lovely with fresh aromas of pristine forest floor, wild dark red berries and spring earth coming to life again. Full-bodied, bright, supple and smooth. Bring on the prime rib please. Drink: 2014-2018. 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 15, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine.  Full Review

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