E. Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge

100% syrah of signature spicy and textural style, from vineyards at the southern end of St Joseph, where fruit richness is at its highest. Well-defined notes of black pepper and black plum fruit are lifted by violet perfume on the bouquet. The palate is fruit-focused and spicy, with attractively fine, textured tannin structure and good length. $40 at The Wine Emporium.