Le Cavalier Seul Rhône Valley Syrah

Michel Tardieu has an ambition to create single varietal whines in the southern Rhône Valley, and his syrah offers great value. A lovely lifted fragrance presents violets amidst exotic spice and deep plum and blackberry aromas. The palate carries impressive depth of black fruits and liquorice, framed in intricately fine tannins that linger with considerable persistence. $30 at Cracka.