Grapes sourced from Meal, Bessards and Dionnieres.
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $48 From: $43 To: $80
Search Rank 5156
Over all vintages, this was the 5156th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 3507th
|Critic||Score||When to drink|
|CellarTracker||89/100 (17 notes from 14 users )|
|Jancis Robinson||17.5/20||2013 to 2020|
Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.
One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.... more
Hermitage, the rich Syrah-based red from the northern Rhone Valley, is one of France's most enduringly prestigious wines. It sits on the very top rung of Rhone Valley wines, which it shares only with those from the Cote Rotie (30 miles/45km to the north), and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (70 miles/110km to the south). Its white counterpart – Hermitage Blanc – is no less revered, and accounts for about one third of the appellation's annual production.
The prestige of Hermitage (sometimes Ermitage) wine can be clearly traced back to the 17th Century, when it was an official wine in the French courts of King Louis XIII and his successor Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'. Not just the monarchs' preferred wine, it was also used as a gift for visiting dignitaries and ... more
The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.
The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ... more
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