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2018 Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door
$60.00
Club
$45.00
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2038

Description

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

The Blue Pyrenees Richardson series of wines are only produced in highly regarded vintages & are dedicated to the late Colin Richardson, a larger than life character who lived, breathed & loved wine. As fine wine director of Blue Pyrenees, national wine judge & educator he never stopped espousing the virtue of wine, to anyone who cared to listen.

Eyes

Deep ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry fruit, violet, seaweed & beach notes plus cedary French oak support.

Mouth

The blackcurrant, iodine, 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 from the most characterful batches of grapes identified by the Blue Pyrenees winemakers as having the potential to make an iconic red wine. These wines are vinified & matured separately before confirmation of suitability to be called “Richardson” then preparation for bottling. The 2017/2018 growing season provided below average winter, spring & summer rains, meaning reduced crop levels but concentrated fruit flavours. A warm dry autumn allowed the grapes to easily reach optimum maturity. Vinification included cold soaking pre-ferment, a five day warm ferment & then two weeks extended maceration on skins. Secondary fermentation occurred in oak, before 18 months maturation in both new & two year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness & integration of all flavour components.

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Jeremy Oliver
Jeremy Oliver - Professional
https://jeremyoliver.com/?wine-note=w000209/blue-pyrenees-richardson-cabernet-sauvignon/blue-pyrenees-richardson-cabernet-sauvignon-2018

An elegant, deeply layered and seamless cabernet whose faintly minty perfume of cassis, dark plums, cedar/cigarboxy oak and dark chocolates is lifted by scents of violets and dried herbs. Long and evenly paced, its plump, brightly lit core of dark fruit knits tightly with fine-grained oak and dusty, but genuinely firm tannins, extending with shape and style towards a lingering finish.

93

Steve Leszczynski
Qwine - Professional
http://www.qwinereviews.com/2020/06/Blue-Pyrenees-Richardson-Cabernet-Sauvignon-2018.html#more

June 12, 2020 14:00

The flagship of the Blue Pyrenees range, this Cabernet is certainly youthful.
It’s a wine that needs a lie down – you won’t see it at its best for a while yet. Scents of dried thyme, camphor, mint, blackberries and black earth pique my interest early. Time in the glass sees plummy fruit lurch forward laced with touches of cedar.
Members are rewarded handsomely paying only $45 – a severe discount compared to the RRP. Stick this in a dark place and I’m confident you’ll see the caterpillar transform into a butterfly in years to come.

91

Huon Hooke

Deep, dark red colour with a good purple tint, with a herbal, faintly pepperminty, dark-fruit aroma with some earthy savoury notes. The wine is full-bodied and savoury, laden with abundant drying tannins, but no excessive astringency. There is a touch of chew, and the wine is not very varietal – albeit rich, deep and high-quality. This would cellar well.

92

John Rozentals
The Local Paper - Professional
https://www.dindi.com.au/wp/2020/06/24/out-now-northern-edition-wed-jun-24-2020/

A strong, powerful wine befitting the memory of a strong, powerful person.
Lacking regional mintiness but with oodles of other cabernet flavours such as delightful touches of cigar-box. Enjoy with lamb fillets if you can afford them, otherwise with lamb chops.

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