See Matt Walls' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Domaine Georges Vernay, Maison Rouge, Côte-Rôtie 2011.
100% Syrah. Darker in colour and character than the Blonde du Seigneur. Nose showing complexity already; rose and violets, raspberry and blackberry, pink peppercorns and juniper, and wood smoke. Round, full and satin-textured with intense fruit and super-fine tannins. Seductive and satisfying, balanced and fresh.
Price: £91-£99 Berry Bros & Rudd, Exel, Le Vigneron