2016 Blue Pyrenees Estate Section 26 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Blue Pyrenees Estate Section 26 Cabernet Sauvignon

Johan Axlund

"Fine example of Aussie Cabernet. Blackcurrant, silky tannins and oak treatment."

Johan Axlund

Lloyd Heinrich

"Uber typical central Vic Cabernet. Traditional, meaty, eucalypt, Aussie bushland. This will go for 20 years easily."

Lloyd Heinrich

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Johan Axlund

"Fine example of Aussie Cabernet. Blackcurrant, silky tannins and oak treatment."

Johan Axlund

Lloyd Heinrich

"Uber typical central Vic Cabernet. Traditional, meaty, eucalypt, Aussie bushland. This will go for 20 years easily."

Lloyd Heinrich

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Love it or your money back*
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On orders Over $300*

Want a classic western Victorian red? Weighing in at just 13.5% alcohol, but perfectly ripe and balanced, this powerful wine has all of the dark berry and mint fruit of Pyrenees Cab, but yet with an elegance and varietal character too. Classy and ageworthy.

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitA gorgeously structured cabernet; the inviting bouquet shows dark fruit richness together with warm spice, olive and cedar characters. The palate delivers elegant weight and beautifully rounded mouthfeel, well supported by fine texture and polished tannins. It is linear and focused with lovely complexity. At its best: now to 2026.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Blue Pyrenees Estate
Pyrenees
2016
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2024
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How's it taste?

Lifted blackcurrant & blackberry fruit aromas with tell-tale leafy Cabernet notes supported by firm & well integrated oak. The classical Cabernet Sauvignon palate structure of plentiful fine tannin with a mid palate showing black fruits, a touch of choc mint, black olive, umami character, finishes with fine grained savoury oak tannins.

How was it made?

From the original Blue Pyrenees Estate, with wine matured in barrel for over 12 months

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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