RHONE Vs SPAIN Vs AUSTRALIA Vs CALIFORNIA
When you play the Game of Rhones you live or you die.
On the Syrah side of things, Ateliers de Source La Traversee is made by the popular and honourable but formidable Simon Tyrell of Kildare - definitely Ned Stark of Winterfell. Matthew Barret Les Petite Ourse may seem juvenile by the label, but it is a serious wine, the King in the North Robb Stark.
STSWine favourite Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz is pure Dornish wine. Their Shiraz is effortlessly suave and limber. It is Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.
Pax Mahle North Coast Syrah is a Californian homage to the Hill of Hermitage and the mysterious knight of Hermitage. It is every bit as capable and explosive - it is Bronn to a tee.
There are two Grenache-based wines whose perfume and elegance is hiding brooding complexity and conflict. Domaine La Roubine Vacqueyras is Margery Tyrell, while Camins del Priorat by the King of Spanish Wine Alvaro Palacios, represents Queen Cersei Lannister.
This is a serious 6-pack from the world's greatest prognosticators of Rhone Wines.
Wine is coming.