Andrew Jefford has just written an article about Bargylus in Decanter, published this month. He opens by saying, "Do you need to know a wines background to enjoy it? Hedonistically speaking, of course not: attractive scent and deeply satisfying flavours are enough. But wine offers more: the taste of a place; a story of cultivation and creation. Hedonistically, the two wines I'm about to write about are outstanding. Their story, meanwhile, is beyond parallel".
Bargylus is Syria's only operational wine producer. That in itself is quite the achievement, against great adversity of the past 12 years, but these wines are seriously fine too.