St Chinian and Faugeres: panel tasting results

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Fewer than 60% of wines were recommended, with the tasting somewhat of a 'quality minefield', but we shouldn't lose sight of the incredible value these areas can offer, said out panel. See the top rated St Chinian and Faugeres wines, as published in the Decanter July 2013 issue, here...
St Chinian and Faugeres, Laurent Miquel Bardou Saint Chinian 2008
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Laurent Miquel, Bardou, St-Chinian 2008

Laurent Miquel, Bardou, St-Chinian 2008
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Rosemary George MW 17 Andrew Jefford 17.5 Simon Taylor 17
True Syrah character; spicy, meaty and leathery. Fresh, oaky aromas; almost like young claret. Lush, rich, textured, deep and vivid. A really exciting St-Chinian Syrah, proving how well that variety can do in this terroir.
Price £15.08 The Fine Wine Co
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13.5%