Best import

Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone, France 2011 $20

This 100 percent syrah from the Gigondas area has deep colour and a spicy, earthy, graphite and violet aroma, with little or no oak influence. Dark cherry, too. Full, round palate with flesh and fruit sweetness, finishing with gently drying tannin. Excellent wine of its type, and screw-capped. Best within six years. 14 per cent alcohol. 92/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: steak and kidney pie

Retailer: Vintage Cellars

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