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Hermitage Les Moines 2009, Syrah, Northern Rhône, France

hermitage 2009

 

The wine

FermentedGrape.com Tasting notes

This Hermitage from the Northern Rhône from a very good vintage (2009) was delicious with the cherry fruit and spice characteristics of a great Syrah coming through strongly. Power but with very decent complexity with multiple layers of berry fruit with a long satisfying finish. At 33 euros very good (even if sourced at a French supermarket) and I am eager to drink a few more glasses this time with food. This is my perfect style of wine as it is not overpowered by fruit or alcohol, yet exhibits really interesting notes on the palate. The small but famous parcel of land, on a sunny hillside, Hermitage is seen as the mother of Syrah, and tasting this wine it is a understandable description.