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2017 Blue Pyrenees Section One Shiraz

Cellar Door
$38.00
Club
$28.50
Varieties
Shiraz
Viognier
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2027

Awards

Title
Gold Medal
Year
2019
Event
China Wine & Spirit Awards
Title
Trophy
Year
2019
Event
Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Title
Silver Medal
Year
2019
Event
Victorian Wine Show
Description

RRP: $44.00
CELLAR DOOR: $38.00
WINE CLUB: $28.50

Eyes

Bright ruby red.

Nose

Fragrant ripe blueberry fruit aromas plus vanilla, pepper, mushroom & toast.

Mouth

Dark fruits & licorice intermingled with toasty vanillin oak notes, precede a long lasting, pepper & spicy tannin finish. The medium weight but firm structure & fruit vibrancy of this wine ensure it has many possible food matches.

Winemaking Notes

The Blue Pyrenees Estate Section One Shiraz wine was formerly known as Reserve Shiraz but year after year the majority of this wine is made from the oldest Shiraz vines known as “Section One” or block one of the Estate Vineyard. So from 2013 the new name Section One was adopted for the wine made from these 45+ year old vines. These robust old vines weather the variable vintage conditions better than any others & exhibit strong regional & varietal characters when approaching maturity. The grapes are co-fermented to dryness in open & closed fermenters with a tiny amounts of Viognier grapes before gentle pressing to extract all the colour, flavour & natural tannin from the skins. After pressing the wine is racked to barrels — new to four year old French & American oak barriques — for secondary fermentation & 24 months maturation before final barrel selection, blending of those barrels & a light egg white fining before bottling.

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Reviews

Sam Kim

It’s immediately appealing on the nose showing black/blueberry, sweet raspberry, thyme and spicy oak characters, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate that’s splendidly fruited and lingering. The wine offers plush texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing superbly long and velvety.

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