(2021) Heading away from Portuguese varieties for this bottling, 97% Syrah plus Viognier is a northern Rhône recipe, the wine aged 18 months in French oak. Deep crimson-black in colour, there's a little meatiness here, a little touch of meatstock and umami over black fruit. In the mouth the wine is positively chocolaty, with a great sweetness of dark fruits edged with a raspberry brightness. This is another concetrated wine, but a spine of acidity and really very nice, rich and ripe tannins give a certain sumptuous character. Bold, flavour-packed and quite long, it is a large-scaled wine, but well-balanced. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.