Love this wine. Affordable but with some complexity. Fun yet a bit serious. Chunky but not inelegant. Ripe yet savoury. A perfect house red for autumn/winter.
Domaine Coudoulet Syrah 2011 Pays d’Oc IGP, France
14.5% alcohol. Fresh, vivid black cherry and blackberry nose, which is rich but defined with sweetness and some floral, peppery notes. The palate is ripe, sweet and full. Quite more-ish with sweet berry fruits but also good acidity and a spicy, peppery twist. Proper Syrah, with a hint of savoury meatiness. 91/100 (£8.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)