2014 Blue Pyrenees Shiraz
- Cellar Door
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2016 - 2024
- Gold Medal
- China Wine and Spirit Awards
- Gold Medal
- Sydney Royal Wine Show
CELLAR DOOR: $20.00
WINE CLUB: $16.00
Shiraz produces Australia’s most notable dry red wines. The variety is very successful on sites that allow the vine to attain flavour ripeness whilst retaining balanced levels of sugar, tannin and acid. Blue Pyrenees Estate Vineyard is one such site. The 2014 Blue Pyrenees Shiraz is produced from many different parcels of Pyrenees fruit grown on low-yielding exposed vines creating a wine of intense flavours and naturally soft tannin yet the classic rich Shiraz structure. The warm 2013/2014 growing season provided early rains, but was finished by a warm dry summer & autumn which made ripening to optimum easy for Shiraz of this region and vintage. Maturation for 18 months in a combination of new to 8 year old French and American oak barrels has added softness, texture and complexity to a wine of Pyrenees varietal fruit flavours.
Bright ruby red colour.
Aromas of black licorice notes over blueberry fruit and a background of cedar and vanilla oak.
The regional blueberry fruit gives way to the classic Victorian licorice and spice notes and a vibrant mid-palate of chocolate, vanilla and balanced acidity. The soft tannin structure of this wine allows lingering fruit flavours to shine throughout the long dry finish.
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Really bright and vibrant shiraz from the Pyrenees region in north-west Victoria. It’s generous and supple, with plump, fleshy fruit showing some savoury nuances and deeper dark black cherry. Touch of spice adds a lift on the finish.
One for the table to enjoy today with nice rounded dark fruit flavours. Early show awards reflecting its quality.
Picked up a gold medal at the China Wine & Spirit show. This hits a good groove. It’s soft, fruit-driven, lifted with choc/spearmint and well-balanced throughout. The fruit is ripe, the mouthfeel is supple, and it rings satisfyingly through the finish. Recommended. Most red drinkers will enjoy this.
From a cooler climate like this, shiraz will often walk a brighter fruit line to warmer climate grown fruit. And while you can see a dash of that here, traditional shiraz fans will be more than satisfied with its dark-berried crush, sensitively handled, spiced oak influences and faint wafts of eucalypt forest in the background. However, it’s the plump palate and gently plush tannin grip that’s a main attraction.
Good ripeness on the nose though not a lot of complexity. Medium to full-bodied, with attractive dark cherry and mulberry flavours, plus a little dark chocolate and a subtle savoury undercurrent. The tannins are ripe and chewy.
A very rich blackberry/spice style showing some vanilla from oak. The palate offers good fruit intensity backed by a firm structure. This bargain needs time.
*Red Star for Special Value.
18 months in new and used French and American oak. 100% shiraz this time around. A consistently solid performer, and this is another good release. Plenty of ripe, dark plum and blackberry to be found, with some clovey spice, mint, and a dash of pepper. Full bodied but neither sweet-fruited nor aggressively tannic, it’s good to go now, or cellar.