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“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.”
Huon Hooke

2013 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

Cellar Door
$36.00
Club
$28.80
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Varieties
Malbec
Shiraz
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2013
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2016 - 2036

Awards

Title
Top Gold
Year
2015
Event
National Cool Climate Wine Show
Title
Top Gold
Year
2016
Event
Rutherglen Wine Show
Title
Silver Medal
Year
2016
Event
China Wine and Spirit Awards
Title
Best Red Blend
Year
2017
Event
Six Nations Wine Challenge
Title
Best Claret Style
Year
2015
Event
National Cool Climate Wine Show
Description

RRP: $42.00
CELLAR DOOR: $36.00
WINE CLUB: $28.80

Eyes

Deep ruby red with a purple hue.

Nose

Fragrant red berry fruit, forest floor complexity and classy cedar oak aromas.

Mouth

A generous mouthful of mulberry fruit up front, complimented by mature flavours of tobacco leaves, mushroom and cedary oak. The rich yet even palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins & delivers a traditional old world style, suitable for aging, with lingering fresh berry & choc-mint flavours.

Winemaking Notes

The Pyrenees region of Australia is best known for its bold savoury red wines & the “Estate” from Blue Pyrenees uses blending of the Estate vineyard’s best components to consistently re-enforce this reputation. The 2012/2013 growing season provided ideal winter & spring rains followed by a mild summer, then a warm dry autumn, which was near perfect for producing ripe flavoursome red grapes. The individual vineyard components were kept separate, initially in 15 tonne static & 3 tonne open fermenters, then also while maturing in new (40%), two year-old (30%) & four year-old (30%) French oak barriques for a full 24 months. Final selections, then the blending, a light egg white fining & bottling all occurred in June 2015.

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Reviews

Mike Bennie

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot with a splash of shiraz and malbec, this is a beautifully poised and elegant red that offers drinkers deep blue and black fruit aromas and flavours with a hint of regional herbal character and a switch of fine, grainy tannins. Drinking now is great but I wager that this will mature superbly.

93

Jeremy Oliver

A measured, stylish Bordeaux blend with style and structure. Its earthy, floral bouquet of pristine small red berries, blackcurrants, dark plums and fresh cedary and faintly cigarboxy oak is laced with scents of musk, violets and a whiff of pepper. Long and supple, with a a lingering presence of intense small berry fruit and tight-grained oak, it’s underpinned by a drying spine of fine tannins that becomes more mineral and graphite-like with aeration. Wrapped in a fresh acidity, it’s an essay in restrained strength and harmony.

94

Huon Hooke

February 14, 2017 13:00

This impressive blend of cabernet, merlot, shiraz and malbec is the estate’s signature wine. The colour is bright and youthful; the bouquet is rich in black fruits with a lick of mint and the tannins are ample and balanced, contributing to an opulent, fleshy texture. Full-bodied and generous, it will age superbly.

95

James Halliday
Wine Companion - Professional

73% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, with shiraz and malbec both at 4% makes a harmonious blend. Bursting with dark red plums, cherries, wood spices, there’s mint/menthol but not too much, oak integrated and adds to the sleek full-bodied palate and sits comfortably in its savoury profile.

95

Winewise Magazine - Professional

This is a rich dark berry/cassis style that is packed with flavour. Hints of mint and bay leaf add complexity, and the tannins are fine and firm.

4.5

John Fordham

A standout at the recent Six Nations Wine Challenge highlighting “New World” wines, this long-standing cabernet sauvignon-led four variety blend from Victoria’s Pyrenees Ranges proved a worthy trophy winner with its powerfully integrated amalgam of rich, opulent flavours.

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