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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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