The pure Syrah flavors certainly gives the wine great power and tannic structure. But there is also great juicy fruit, flavors of blackberries and a touch of spice. It needs time to develop - it will be at its best from 2010.
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.