Top 50 wines of the year 2013

50 best wines of 2013, Clos Basté L’Esprit de Baste Madiran France 2009
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35 Clos Basté, L’Esprit de Basté, Madiran, France 2009
18pts/20 (93/100pts)
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
Drink 2014–2015
Alc 13.5%