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Huon Hooke

2012 Blue Pyrenees Richardson Reserve Shiraz

Cellar Door
$120.00
Club
$90.00
Varieties
Viognier
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
Vintage
2012
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.3%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2037

Awards

Title
Global Shiraz Master
Year
2016
Event
Drinks Business Magazine
Title
Double Gold
Year
2015
Event
Rutherglen Wine Show
Description

RRP: $150.00
CELLAR DOOR: $120.00
WINE CLUB: $90.00

Eyes

Deep ruby red colour.

Nose

Aromas of blueberry fruit, licorice and cardamom pods all supported by classy French oak influences.

Mouth

The blueberry, black olive, rosemary and spice flavours are all fruit derived but they have been built into a wine of great structure by careful tannin extraction, and the use of top quality French oak. The long lasting spicy aftertaste is a delightful way to finish this Shiraz.

Winemaking Notes

This inaugural Richardson Reserve Shiraz wine was produced from the most exceptional batch of Shiraz grapes identified by the Blue Pyrenees team as “better than ever”, the same philosophy established in the 1990’s to create exceptional Blue Pyrenees red wine as a tribute to the late Colin Richardson. This wine was vinified and then, unusually for Blue Pyrenees, matured in 100% new oak, before final blending and preparation for bottling. The nominated 2012 Shiraz grapes always displayed intense but balanced fruit, alcohol and tannin characters as they reached optimum ripeness on the vine, in the perfect growing season of 2011/2012. Vinification included warm fermentation, and extended skin maceration for 2 weeks post dryness, before 18 months maturation in new French oak barriques, ensuring complexity, smoothness and integration of all the tannin and flavour components. A light egg white fining occurred before bottling in September 2013.

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