Blue Pyrenees Reserve Estate Red 2006 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

A generous mouthful of ripe dark plum complemented by forest flavours of mint leaves, mushroom and cedary oak. The richness and even palate structure of this blended red is created by abundant and integrated fine grain tannins, resulting in a persistent finish characterised by lingering choc-mint flavours.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Once you look past the regional mintiness, the concentration and generosity of black fruits is undeniable; the palate is full-bodied, dry and firm, with a light rusticity to the conclusion. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Shiraz. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot & 14% Shiraz.

Colour

Bright ruby red.

Aroma

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

Palate

A generous mouthful of ripe dark plum complemented by forest flavours of mint leaves, mushroom and cedary oak. The richness and even palate structure of this blended red is created by abundant and integrated fine grain tannins, resulting in a persistent finish characterised by lingering choc-mint flavours.

Cellaring

Can be enjoyed now or cellared with confi dence for 20 years.

Winemaking Notes

The 2005 - 2006 growing season provided ideal winter and 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 and 3 tonne open fermenters, then also while maturing in new, two and four year-old French oak barriques for a full 24 months. Final selections, then the blending, a light egg white fining and bottling all occurred in May 2008.

Medals & Trophies

Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International top 100 2011

Gold Medal, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2008 (class 54)

Gold Medal, Rutherglen Wine Show 2009 (class 247d)

Gold Medal, Cairns Wine Show awards 2010 (class 8.3)

Gold Medal, Cowra Wine Show 2010 (class 86)

Vintage
2006
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.4%

Winery Profile

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Blue Pyrenees - then called Chateau Remy - was established in Western Victoria in 1963 by Remy Martin. Remy Martin was committed to discovering the superb sparkling wine potential of the worlds cool climate wine regions and in fact subsequently became the force behind Champagne Houses Krug and Charles Heidsieck. Blue Pyrenees Estate was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture. Ample amounts of sunshine ensure our grapes ripen to full maturity with the heat moderated by altitude vineyards and southerly ocean winds. The climate is warm enough to give concentration and power, yet cool enough to give vibrancy and elegance, resulting in remarkable wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Our Estate is surrounded by the picturesque blue-hued Pyrenees range named for its beauty and similarity to the Pyrenees mountains bordering France and Spain, though some think this explorer’s memory of what constituted a mountain may have been distorted by his long voyage across the flat seas of the Pacific!

French eccentricity was the hallmark of the Estate and the brand’s creation. In 2002 the Estate was purchased by a group of Australian wine-passionate businessmen. Eccentricity, with a New World twist, is guaranteed to continue with a new, innovative management and winemaking team at Blue Pyrenees Estate.

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