Abbotts & Delaunay Minervois Reserve Syrah Grenache Carignan

Laurent Delaunay is a champion of the classical appellations of the Languedoc in the south of France, and his new premium range showcases some of the remote, high quality vineyards of the area. His Minervois exemplifies sensational restraint within a rich and concentrated style. There’s an exotic air here – pipesmoke, spice, dried herbs and lifted violets. Its deep core is of plum liqueur, blackberries, juicy black cherries, notes of dark chocolate and layers of lingering exotic spice. A fine, mineral texture akin to high cocoa dark chocolate is furnished by impressively firm tannins and vibrant acidity.