Syrah grown in sandy soil just above the Tagus River produces a wine that is soft, spicy and fruity. It is well balanced, the acidity giving a lift to the dark plum skin and berry flavors. It feels rich, full in the mouth, spicy with hints of wood aging. 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.