2016 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

2016 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

Antoine Huray

"So much tannin! You can really see the structure in this red. I wasn't sure about the blend at first, but great cellaring potential."

Antoine Huray

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Antoine Huray

"So much tannin! You can really see the structure in this red. I wasn't sure about the blend at first, but great cellaring potential."

Antoine Huray

RRP: $42.00 per bottle
54% OFF
$19.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Fully deserving of its gold medal and high scores, this shows the sturdy structure that Blue Pyrenees is famous for.

It's a robust red wine that is built to last for decades. Lots of flavour, firm tannins and a long finish.

Anyone keen to cellar a wine for thirty years or more should look no further than this distinctive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.

Expert Reviews

95 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitClassically expressed and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark fruit richness together with attractive notes of bouquet garni, game, cedar and mixed spice, leading to a finely textured palate that is supple and flowing. The wine offers gorgeous complexity and textural mouthfeel, firmly structured by fine, grainy tannins, finishing bold, persistent and engaging. A blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot and 5% malbec.
93 Points - Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Wine Companion

Tech stuff

14.1
Pyrenees
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2030
750ml

How's it taste?

A big mouthful of ripe berries up front, complimented by tobacco leaves, mushroom & cedary oak characters. The big but 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.

How was it made?

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 reinforce this reputation. The 2015 to 2016 growing season provided limited winter & spring rains followed by a warm dry autumn & summer, which resulted in below average size crops, no disease pressure & made it easy to produce ripe concentrated flavoursome red grapes. The individual vineyard components were kept separate, initially in 15 tonne static & three 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 blending, a light egg white fining & bottling all occurred in September 2018.

Who made it?

Blue Pyrenees Estate, (formerly the Chateau Remy), was founded by Remy Martin in 1963. Passionate about discovering the potential for sparkling wine in cool climate conditions, the presence of Remy Martin in Australia paved the way for the likes of Champagne Houses Moet and Chandon as well as Louis Roederer to purchase vineyards and produce wine in Australia. Set amidst the idyllic blue-hued Pyrenees range in Western Victoria, the estate was later purchased in 2002 by Chris Smales and Andrew Koerner along with a small group of Sydney businessmen who continue to craft subtle and thought provoking styles from Pyrenees fruit. True to their origins, they are still producing beautiful sparkling wines too. A happy medium between ample sunshine and cool southern ocean winds ensures Blue Pyrenees grapes ripen at moderate temperatures, yielding vibrant fruit flavours. Various soil types are found at the Estate including brown sandy loam, gravel beds, rocky quartz, sandstone and clay. This diverse range ensures a dynamic range of wines with distinct flavour profiles. The Blue Pyrenees range includes Sparkling, Varietal and Reserve ranges as well as the Richardson and Museum series.

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