The Society’s Corbières, 2008

I’ve been looking for a reason to slate The Wine Society.  I have not always got on with this venerable and sometimes crusty institution.  At the moment, however, it seems that it can do no wrong.

So let’s try to find their Henry IV moment – not dying majestically in battle but from a limp bout of debilitating psoriasis.

A bog standard own brand at the low end of the price range? Check. From the cheap as chips, rough and ready end of France, the Languedoc? Check. Come. Sharpen the knives. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown!

Wine Society Corbieres 2008

Erm, bit of a problem. Yet another great wine. Smooth vanilla cream and rich fruits of the forest. More lipsmacking than a Pepsi, and more layers of flavour than a Viennetta.

The one problem I do have is that this Corbières, at £6.95, is much tastier than many of the wines The Wine Society sells at twice the price, and in particular, the supposedly superior “Exhibition” range.

You can watch the venerable (but not so crusty) Simon Woods review the 2007  Corbières here

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