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2013 One Block La Maison de Ong The Hermit Syrah

Yarra Valley, VIC

Bunchy, spicy, deep Shiraz from a single vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

HIGH SCORE

$48.00

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About The Wine

One of the Top Ten Best New Wineries for 2018, Jayden Ong's One Block wines focus on top-tier single vineyards from cooler climates.

This, his Yarra Valley Shiraz, is an excellent example of his commitment to these special parcels of fruit. 'The Hermit' - named for Jayden's father - is a dark, spicy, and delicious Syrah that James Halliday thought had "Excellent depth" in his 95 point review.

He used plenty of whole bunches, as well as a month on skins before pressing which does wonders for the wine's structure.

If you like Victorian Shiraz with a dark side, you need to try The Hermit.

Winemaker Jayden Ong
Winemaker Jayden Ong
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

My father acquired the sobriquet ‘The Hermit’ in his quest for knowledge and the search for truth and happiness. This name celebrates eating and drinking with friends and family in familiar surroundings.

The wine demonstrates a cool climate regional approach and my belief in the potential and intrinsic quality of Yarra Valley Syrah.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked and twice-sorted, 40% whole bunches, the remainder whole berries, open-fermented with wild yeast, 31 days on skins, matured for 14 months in French puncheons (30% new), gold medal Yarra Valley Wine Show '15. Excellent depth to the black cherry, blackberry and spice fruits adorned with fine, ripe tannins. An argument for keeping it simple?" - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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