A hymn to syrah!
It was through my friend and colleague, Philippe Faure Brac, that I found this wine from Lirac. Not in his restaurant Bistrot du Sommelier, but in the Duseigneur area where he shares the destiny of the area with Bernard Duseigneur. L'Astrolabe comes from Syrah vines of almost 50 years, on a plot with complex soils found in the municipality of Saint Laurent des Arbres. The result is simply amazing: a rich and complex wine, a true hymn to Syrah. Over the top!