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2013 Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door
$60.00
Club
$45.00
Case (Club)
$45.00
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Shiraz
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2013
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2014 - 2032

Awards

Title
Best Cabernet
Year
2017
Event
Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2017
Event
Rutherglen Wine Show
Description

RRP: $72.00
CELLAR DOOR: $60.00
WINE CLUB: $45.00

Eyes

Deep ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly varietal cassis fruit, savoury oak and some undergrowth notes.

Mouth

The aromas are supported by blackberry, mint and forest floor flavours which are fruit derived but they have been crafted into a wine of great complexity by multiple methods of extracting the colour, flavours, and tannins from the grapes . The integration of all these flavours in mixed oak also adds to the structure and tannin, creating a long savoury aftertaste. Can be enjoyed now or cellared with confidence for 20 years.

Winemaking Notes

The Richardson Series of wines are produced only in great vintages from the most characterful batches of grapes identified by the Blue Pyrenees winemakers as having the potential to make an iconic red wine (as a tribute to the late Colin Richardson, himself a larger than life character). These wines are vinified & matured separately before confirmation of suitability to be called ‘Richardson’, then preparation for bottling. The 2012/2013 growing season proved to be ideal for red grapes, with good winter rains & then plenty of warmth to easily ripen to optimum maturity. Vinification included cold soaking pre-ferment, a 5 day warm ferment in open fermenters & completion of primary & secondary fermentation in oak. Maturation for 24 months in both new & 2 year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness & integration of all flavour components before bottling in June 2015.

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Reviews

James Halliday
Wine Companion - Professional

Honours the larger (by some distance) than life, much loved, figure of the late Colin Richardson. The colour is deep, but bright, and the medium to full-bodied wine ticks each and every box: great varietal expression, immaculately balanced cabernet tannins, quality French oak, and great length; seamless blackcurrant and bay leaf flavours are the order of the day.

95

Winewise Magazine - Professional

A powerful cassis style with elements of five spice and mint. A big but firm wine that is balanced and impressive. Cellar ten years.

4

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