Name: SQ St Joseph
Superquinn says "from the quality conscious Northern Rhone" and "chosen from over 40 proposed wines to win the SQ seal of approval". This is a pure Syrah which in French wines tends to mean wines a lot less jammy and more austere then their new world (Shiraz) counterparts.
Price: €12 (reduced from €15)
Notes: Disappointing. Very thin and acidic. No great flavour and a lackluster finish. Not worth €12 and certainly not worth €15. Surprisingly lacking in fruit given the grape in question.