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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
The Hermit
89POINTS
16¼/20

The Hermit 2019

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2019 is the second release of this wine, designed and blended by long time BC wine agent/educator turned wine grower/negociant, Ingo Grady, with assistance from Suki Daliwhal and the Kismet Estate Winery team. The Hermit mantra is to be drinkable and delicious. In year one, the blend was cabernet sauvignon dominant at 60 percent, but in year two, that number has dropped to 44 percent, accompanied by a 33/12/11 mix of malbec, syrah, and petit verdot. The result is a fresher, more approachable red that more closely aligns with the original goal. Bright soft and juicy this easy-sipping red slides down with a wealth of spicy raspberry and blueberry, with an earthy undercurrent. Again it's very reminiscent of a Languedoc blend, and it's very food friendly.Tasted: 10 January 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 32.00 select private retailers Producer: Kismet Estate WineryDistributors: Hermit Wine Company
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Sirah - Syrah - MalbecCSPC: 53648UPC: 626990247265