Top 50 wines of the year 2013
35 Clos Basté, L’Esprit de Basté, Madiran, France 2009
Rising star Philippe Mur makes this entry-level wine (70% Tannat) for relatively early drinking. The bouquet has an explosion of summer fruits – particularly blueberries as well as hints of autumn foliage. Intense on entry, nice structure but easy to drink with soft tannins.
Price: £13–£14.70 Philglas & Swiggot, Wine Story