Is it bad that when I drink a wine older that 2009/2010, it makes me feel like it’s suddenly a bigger deal? I mean, it’s often misguided, as in reality some wines have not even reached their ripe age or may just be as bad as something bottled in 2013. But still, I can’t help it. Needless to say, I felt like this when I found myself tasting the Quinta do Monte d’Oiro Syrah from 2006. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. Granted, it was far, far lighter in body and taste than your typical Syrah, pointing to how it probably could have used a few more years in the bottle when I tried it. However, the flavor profile was wonderful and still hinted towards those big berry and spice flavors I know and love in syrah, just a bit more muted and subtle. Perhaps it was that it was lighter in tannins than I usually expect. Either way, for a tasty Syrah at only around $15 a bottle, it’s certainly worth it.