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2009 Richardson Cabernet Merlot

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$100.00
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$80.00
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Shiraz
Merlot
Vintage
2009
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2029

Description

Aged Red Wines
The texture of high quality red wine becomes rounder and smoother with age, many of the firmer characters being bevelled by the softening of the tannins (polymerisation) resulting in increased richness and complexity. Red wines lose their youthful fruitiness and develop secondary characters such as chocolate, mocha, leather, sandalwood camphor, mosswood, seaweed and mature cheese.

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Eyes

Original tasting note: Deep ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly ripe Cabernet dominant blackberry fruit, leafy notes plus firm French oak.

Mouth

The blackberry, green olive and choc mint flavours are all fruit derived but they have been crafted into a wine of great power by full extraction of colour, flavours, and tannins from the grapes. The integration of all these flavours in French oak also adds to the structure and tannin, creating a long savoury aftertaste.

Winemaking Notes

The Richardson Series of wines are produced from exceptional 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, whose signature graces the label. These wines are vinified and matured separately before confirmation of greatness, blending and preparation for bottling. These selected 2009 red grapes displayed great intensity of regional and varietal characters as they reached optimum ripeness and balance. Vinification included cold soaking pre-ferment, then a 5 day warm ferment and completion of primary and secondary fermentation in oak. Maturation for a full 24 months in those new and 2 year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness and integration of all flavour components before bottling in July 2011.

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