The top cuvée from Château de Bastet is a 100 percent Syrah. It has all the ripe, perfumed character of the varietal, a delicious mix of smoky wood, vanilla and blackberry jam. The firm, dry tannins suggest this could well age for 6 years, but the fruit means it is ready to drink now.
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.