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2016 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

Cellar Door
$36.00
Club
$28.80
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Malbec
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2036

Awards

Title
Gold Medal
Year
2019
Event
China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value
Description

RRP: $42.00
CELLAR DOOR: $36.00
WINE CLUB: $28.80

Eyes

Deep ruby red.

Nose

Ripe red plum notes over red berry fruit, forest floor complexity & classy cedar oak aromas.

Mouth

A big mouthful of ripe berries up front, complimented by tobacco leaves, mushroom & cedary oak characters. The big but even palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins & delivers a traditional old world style, suitable for aging, with lingering fresh berry & choc-mint flavours.

Winemaking Notes

The Pyrenees region of Australia is best known for its bold savoury red wines & the “Estate” from Blue Pyrenees uses blending of the Estate vineyard’s best components to consistently reinforce this reputation. The 2015/2016 growing season provided limited winter & spring rains followed by a warm dry autumn & summer, which resulted in below average size crops, no disease pressure & made it easy to produce ripe concentrated flavoursome red grapes. The individual vineyard components were kept separate, initially in 15 tonne static & three tonne open fermenters, then also while maturing in new (40%), two year-old (30%) & four year-old (30%) French oak barriques for a full 24 months. Final selections, then blending, a light egg white fining & bottling all occurred in September 2018.

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Sam Kim

Classically expressed and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark fruit richness together with attractive notes of bouquet garni, game, cedar and mixed spice, leading to a finely textured palate that is supple and flowing. The wine offers gorgeous complexity and textural mouthfeel, firmly structured by fine, grainy tannins, finishing bold, persistent and engaging. A blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot and 5% malbec. At its best: now to 2026.

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