Abbotts & Delaunay, Cumulo Nimbus, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2014
Platinum: Best Languedoc Red
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
A very complete wine, with a black cherry nose augmented by floral, sweet-spice elements. To taste, it's still youthful and tightly-structured yet supple, with sleek black fruit alloyed to ripe and dense tannins.