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Corbières Reds: Panel tasting results

From an appellation that’s been unpredictable in the past, our judges found these Languedoc reds full of character and interest, with value to be found in all parts of the region.

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Andrew Jefford and Frederic Marti tasted 55 wines with two outstanding and 15 highly recommended.

Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-release AP reds from the Corbières region

pments. It’s still there, anyway; still beautiful, still mysterious, still huge, still offering glimpses of grandeur (see the results of our tasting). Follow them up, and we may see more; and enjoy the value as you go.

Top scoring red Corbières

See all wines from the panel tasting here

The judges

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW
In 2012 Howard-Sneyd founded The Hive Wine Consulting, after heading up the wine teams at both Direct Wines and Waitrose, and now works as a consultant globally. He is a DWWA joint Regional Chair for Languedoc-Roussillon, and makes wine with his family and partners at the 4ha Domaine of the Bee estate in Roussillon.

Andrew Jefford
Jefford has been writing about wine since the 1980s, winning many awards. He is a contributing editor to Decanter magazine and writes a widely followed blog for Decanter Premium. After working as a senior research fellow at Adelaide University from 2009-2010, he now lives with his family in Languedoc, France.

Frederic Marti
Marti is director of wines at five-star 45 Park Lane in London. Born and raised in the south of France, he began as a waiter, working up through Michelin-starred restaurants including El Bulli in Spain and Le Crillon in Paris, before being appointed to his first head sommelier role at Pollen Street Social in London in 2013.

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