Glenelly Estate, Estate Reserve Stellenbosch 2012
91 points James Suckling
"Blackberry compote, pressed violets, mulberries and some eucalyptus. Full body, lots of delicious fruit, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and syrah."
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Country: South Africa.
Bodegas Mustiguillo, Mestizaje Tinto 2017
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The red 2017 Mestizaje is a blend of all the varieties they work with—in this case, 74% Bobal, 16% Garnacha and 10% Syrah from head-pruned and dry-farmed vines. Each plot and variety fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and/or oak vats, and the e´levage was in a mixture of oak vats and French barrique and lasted ten months. It felt very harmonious, subtle and elegant. I think there has been a change in the wine since they started removing the French grapes and using larger oak containers. It respects the Mediterranean character of the grapes and the place."
Grapes: Bobal, Garnacha and Syrah. Country: Spain.
Domaine Martin Clerc, Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2017
90 points Vinous
"Deep magenta. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry scents are complemented by suggestions of espresso, licorice and cracked pepper. Lively and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, black currant and dark chocolate flavors sharpened by a jolt of spicy cracked pepper. Finishes taut and lively, with a repeating cherry note and gentle tannic grip."
Grapes: Syrah. Country: France (Northern Rhone).
Seacampo, Casa Américo Reserva Red 2016
This mature wine is rich, packed with black fruits that are lifted by the spicy flavors from wood. Dusty tannins are integrated with the fruitiness and acidity.
Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Jaen. Country: Portugal.
Chronic Cellars, Suite Petite Sirah 2018
91 points Wine Enthusiast
"Aromas of strawberry and boysenberry meet with smoked beef, violet and tar on the nose of this bottling, which includes 11% Syrah. Char and tar flavors are brushed with more elegant purple-flower and black-plum tones on the balanced palate." *Best Buy*
Grapes: Petite Sirah. Country: USA.
Domaine de la Janasse, Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2015
92 points Jeb Dunnuck
A special cuvée for importer Eric Solomon, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Reserve is a beauty that’s from a blend of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Carignan, and 5% each of Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. Kirsch liqueur, black cherries, ground herbs, and garrigue notes all emerge from this this ripe, sexy, opulent Côtes du Rhône. Balanced and layered on the palate, with some serious oomph, it’s a smoking value!
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Country: France (Southern Rhone).