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“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.”
Huon Hooke

2016 Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door
$60.00
Club
$45.00
Case (Club)
$45.00
Varieties
Malbec
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.2%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2038

Awards

Title
Best Cabernet
Year
2018
Event
Western Victorian Wine Challenge
Title
Best Wine in Show
Year
2018
Event
Western Victorian Wine Challenge
Title
Best Cabernet
Year
2018
Event
Riverina Wine Show
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2018
Event
Ballarat Wine Show
Title
Top Gold
Year
2018
Event
Riverina Wine Show
Description

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

Eyes

Bright ruby red.

Nose

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

Mouth

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

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 prepared for bottling. The 2015/2016 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 22 months in both new & 2 year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness & integration of all flavour components before bottling in March 2018.

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Reviews

Winestate Magazine - Professional

A soft, smooth and well-balanced wine; an elegant and sophisticated style with raspberry-like varietal fruit, soft tannins and loads of acid.

4

Wine Showcase Magazine - Professional

93

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