From one of the true family-run domaines in Crozes-Hermitage, the Desmeures family of Domaine des Remizières are fourth-generation winemakers. They use hand harvested, 100% destemmed, organically grown Syrah grapes sourced from vines averaging 45 years in age. This superb red is about as close to a pure expression of Syrah as one could hope to find at such an affordable price point. Subtle notes of eucalyptus and charred clove lend spice to the black-currant and cherry flavors. Full bodied and deeply concentrated while maintaining freshness and vitality, this is an effortlessly quaffable wine while still complex and intriguing at every sip. Wonderful now, but excellent ageing potential.