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Pax The Hermit Syrah 2014


We currently have 2 in stock.

This is a delicious example of Northern Rhone-style Syrah from the North Coast of California. 

As you might glean from the name, this wine is a deliberate homage to the most famous appellation of the Northern Rhone, Hermitage. And much like its famous older cousin, it exhibits the most wonderful dark blackcurrants, fresh blueberries, liquorice and exotic spice.

This wine is not just about heft or power - it is layered and fresh with lift and vigour. 

The wine making has been very sensitive here. The grapes were pressed as whole clusters and fermented using natural yeasts, getting to 13.3% alcohol.

Pair with lightly spiced dishes: peking duck or Persian lamb dishes. 

Jancis Robinson gives this 17+/20:

Leathery, liquorice, medicinal, black cherry and meaty – the very picture of Syrah. Excellent fragrance, lovely tannic crunch and a touch of varnish on the finish – wonderful. (2017-2027)

Antonio Galloni gives this 90-92/100:

Plum, leather, smoke and dried herbs flesh out in a silky, nuanced Syrah that is sure to deliver tons of pleasure. Kobler, Walker Vine Hill, Castelli Knight Ranch, Griffin's Lair and Alder Springs are the fruit sources. It will be interesting to see the finished wine, but the 2014 has the potential to be a serious overachiever.

Where an item is not in stock we will give you recommendations as to other suitable wines or let you know how long it will take to receive the items into stock. Please chat with us if you want to ask any questions!

Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.

Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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