30 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 3

weekday wines november 2013, Quastana Côt’Lectif Touraine Loire Vin de France 2012
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Quastana, Côt’Lectif, Touraine, Loire, Vin de France 2012
18pts/20 (93/100pts)
This is only the second vintage from Jérémy Quastana, who farms just 2ha in Sologne – both Gamay and this 40-year-old Côt, the Loire name for Malbec. This is a real vin de soif, with a textured palate of red cherry, pomegranate and wet slate. It’s one to drink up as soon as you’ve opened it, and would benefit being chilled too.
Price £14 259 Hackney Rd
Alc 10.5%