Friday, 17 of January of 2020

Syrah 2005 (Paarl)

Hermit on the Hill 2005 Syrah

Hermit on the Hill Syrah 2005
Wine of Origin:  Paarl
Alcohol:  14%

The 2005 vintage is a blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Mourvèdre, two grape varieties that are traditionally used in the South of France to make elegant, well-structured wines.

The grapes for Hermit on the Hill Syrah 2005 were sourced from two vineyard blocks against the Paarl Mountain.  The wine has a moderate alcohol of 14% and was matured in old French barrels for 24 months.  Fining and filtering was kept to a minimum and the wine has also been kept back until such time as it developed the complexity associated with a mature, drinkable Syrah.

On the nose the wine shows aromas of spices (cardamom, white pepper, cumin, fennel), “fynbos” and lavender that follows through on the palate with a clean and refreshing red berry finish.  The tannins have softened out and the wine will be at its peak between 2009 and 2012.


Total Production:  240 cases (x 12)

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