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2017 Richardson Shiraz

Cellar Door
$60.00
Club
$45.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Viognier
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2029

Awards

Title
Silver Medal
Year
2019
Event
China Wine & Spirits Awards
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2019
Event
Victorian Wine Show
Title
Top Gold
Year
2019
Event
National Cool Climate Wine Show
Description

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

Eyes

Bright ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly ripe Pyrenees Shiraz aromas of blackberry fruit, licorice & pepper notes all supported by classy French & American oak influences.

Mouth

The blueberry, liquorice, black olive & spice flavours are all fruit derived but they have been crafted into a wine of great mouth feel by careful oak & tannin management. The long lasting spicy aftertaste is a delightful way to finish this Shiraz.

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 2017 Richardson Shiraz is predominantly from the oldest Shiraz vines on the Blue Pyrenees Estate vineyard. These grapes displayed a great intensity of regional & varietal Shiraz characters as they reached optimum ripeness & balance (as usual)! Due to an overdue cooler & wetter growing season no Viognier was used — just a warm primary ferment & then importantly two weeks extended maceration on skins. Secondary fermentation & 24 months maturation in new & two year old French & American oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness & integration of all flavour components before bottling in June 2019.

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Reviews

Huon Hooke
The Real Review - Professional

Deep, bright red/purple colour and a fresh, bright cherry and dark-plum-scented aroma. The palate is bright, fresh and elegant, although also intense and well concentrated. The tannins are fine, soft and balanced. A very fine young shiraz.

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