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2017 Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door
$60.00
Club
$45.00
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.2%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2038

Awards

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

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

Eyes

Deep ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly Cabernet Sauvignon with 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 Estate 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 preparation for bottling. The 2016/2017 growing season provided overdue winter, spring & summer rains, meaning good vine growth & crop levels, before a warm dry autumn allowed the grapes to reach optimum maturity. Vinification included cold soaking pre-ferment & a 5 day
warm ferment before 2 weeks extended maceration on skins. Secondary fermentation occured in oak, before 24 months maturation in both new & two year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness & integration of all flavour components before bottling in April 2019.

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James Halliday
Halliday - Professional
https://www.winecompanion.com.au/wineries/victoria/pyrenees/blue-pyrenees-estate/wines/red/cabernet-sauvignon/the-richardson-series-cabernet-sauvignon/2017

Standard Blue Pyrenees ferment, then 3 weeks on skins, matured for 24 months in 50% new oak (50% French, 50%). This oak regime was too much for the willowy fruit of the ’17 fruit structure.

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