From Syria's only private wine estate, this is a blend of 60% Syrah and 20% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Packed with fruit and spice, it's a dinner party wine to impress, and what a talking point! Black pepper sprinkled summer fruits - bowls of plums and intense blackcurrant coulis, a dusting of cocoa and cinnamon. Rich yet with great lift and precision to the finish, and fine tannins.
"The Syrian Vineyard making the world's most dangerous wine" - The Telegraph. Against the odds, we are so happy to import these wines. Made despite great adversity with the help of outstanding consultant Stephane Derenencourt, the Saadé brothers, Sandro and Karim, farm this fantastic vineyard 900m above sea level with shingle and limestone terroirs. Situated just near the port of Latakia ( once known as Laodicea) and near what was the ancient city of Antioch, this is home to some of the most ancient vineyards in the world, producing for over 3000 years.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2015 Bargylus red is a blend of 60% Syrah with 20% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's dark black, almost opaque. There’s incense spice and rich black fruits; the palate, though, is dry, firm, authoritative, even brooding, with prominent acidity and firm tannins - much less meltingly rich than Bekaa wines. The intensity of this fine, still- youthful red wine is almost electrifying. There have been seven vintages since and it's impressively consistent: more treats ahead”Andrew Jefford, Decanter, July 2023
“2014 Vintage - The wine is as intense as you would expect from an emissary from the arid land of the crusades, with the fragrance of balsam and savoury spices plus a top note of some dried herbs, but it manages to remain wonderfully fresh and appetising on the finish too after intense, ripe, quite complex fruit. Eastern promise indeed! I really don’t think many people would be disappointed by what this wine has to offer. It is 14.6% alcohol but is chock-full of flavour. I gave it 17 points out of 20 and suggest a drinking window of 2019 to 2029. This is serious wine to be enjoyed with food. It’s also relatively – surprisingly? – easy to find.”Jancis Robinson Wine of the Week, July 2022