The Lyrarakis Red is a blend of Syrah and the indigenous variety Kotsifali. Here Syrah lends plush berry fruit and soft tannins to the blend, tempered by Kotsifali’s fresh fruit profile. A rich mouth-feel combines with smooth tannins, opulent fruit and peppery spice. The finish is long and defined with notes of toasted sesame and black cherry. A wonderful introduction to Cretan wine, this would pair well with grilled meats and hard cheeses.