Domaine Les Yeuses, Les Epices Syrah 2013
Along with the Quinta dos Avidagos, this is a contender for one of the UK’s best-value reds. It’s a sexy, perfumed Syrah full of juicy, supple black fruits, ripe red plums and baking spices. Very smooth and elegant on the palate, it has a surprisingly complex and serious structure – more akin to what you’d find in a wine twice the price. One to impress your guests over a steak dinner.
Taster: Christelle Guibert