Blue Pyrenees Merlot 2008 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

A vibrant mouthful of floral plums complemented by forest floor flavours of mint leaves, earth and cedar wood. Medium-bodied with a soft structure from the fine grain tannins, this Merlot is memorable for its fragrance and lingering bright fruit flavours that invite immediate drinking however some cellaring time will also reward those who are patient.

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

Expert Reviews

Vibrant colour; good fruit concentration, with blackcurrant, mint and black olive all on display; the acidity is very assertive, and there is a definite savoury nuance to the firm palate. Rating 87- James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Colour

Ruby red with a purple hue

Aroma

Fragrant violets, dark berry fruit, regional mint and classy French oak.

Palate

A vibrant mouthful of floral plums complemented by forest floor flavours of mint leaves, earth and cedar wood. Medium-bodied with a soft structure from the fine grain tannins, this Merlot is memorable for its fragrance and lingering bright fruit flavours that invite immediate drinking however some cellaring time will also reward those who are patient.

Winemaking Notes

Displaying concentration plus definitive varietal and regional character, this wine was produced from selected parcels of grapes sourced only from our estate vineyard. The Blue Pyrenees Merlot 2008 was fermented for 1 week in 15-tonne static fermenters, followed by a 2 week extended maceration on skins in the fermenter and subsequently matured for 18 months in, one, two and four year-old French oak barriques.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.1%

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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