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2009 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

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$80.00
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$50.00
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Malbec
Shiraz
Vintage
2009
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2013 - 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: Vibrant ruby red.

Nose

Fragrant red berry fruit, forest floor complexity and classy oak aromas.

Mouth

A generous mouthful of blood plum complemented by forest flavours of mint leaves, mushroom and cedary oak. The richness and powerful palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant and integrated fine grain tannins, and delivers a classic medium bodied, grease cutting claret style with a lingering choc-mint flavours.

Winemaking Notes

The Pyrenees region of Australia is best known for its bold savoury red wines and the “Estate” from Blue Pyrenees uses blending of the Estate vineyard’s best components to consistently re-enforce this reputation. The 2008 - 2009 growing season provided ideal winter and spring rains followed by a warm summer then a warm dry autumn, which was near perfect for producing ripe flavoursome red grapes. The individual vineyard components were kept separate, initially in 15 tonne static and 3 tonne open fermenters, then also while maturing in new, two and four year-old French and American oak barriques for a full 24 months. Final selections, then the blending, a light egg white fining and bottling all occurred in July 2011.

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