It seems quite right to call the grape Shiraz rather than Syrah in this blend, because the wine has a ripe, sweetly fruity style reminiscent of Australia. It is broad and full of black fruit, laced with acidity and finished with a warm edge of tannin.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.