With its varietal name (more normally in France this would be Syrah), it's obvious this wine is aimed at the drinker who enjoys Australian wine. It's a good attempt, as well, with spicy fruit and soft but dry tannins behind medium-bodied forward fruit.
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.