Star buy red – Domain Abbaye Sylva Plana “La Closeraie” 2018, Faugeres, Languedoc

When the Languedoc delivers, it’s hard to beat.

Stunning wine, especially for the price. This could be a textbook example of a Faugeres; a bit like a Cotes du Rhone, but darker and more wild (hello, Carignan!) when it comes to aromas. Ripe and powerful, but savory and pure at the same time. Depth that matches many Chateaneuf du Papes, this red offers lots of enjoyment. 90 points.