2017 Mystery Pyrenees Shiraz

2017 Mystery Pyrenees Shiraz

Sabine Duval

"Lots of dark fruit with nice firm tannins to finish. Robust palate"

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Luscious and loaded with dark berry fruit, the finish long and powerful. A lovely rich and chocolatey wine"

Johan Axlund

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Sabine Duval

"Lots of dark fruit with nice firm tannins to finish. Robust palate"

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Luscious and loaded with dark berry fruit, the finish long and powerful. A lovely rich and chocolatey wine"

Johan Axlund

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

Made from some of the oldest vines in the region, this red shows what makes Pyrenees reds real hidden gems - with powerful fruit flavours, serious tannins and a finish so long that you'll never forget it.

But this mystery wine takes it all to another level. The winner of a trophy at the famously competitive Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, it's a deep and dense Shiraz of epic proportions, all dark fruits, licorice and then long long tannins.

If you love full-bodied reds then look no further than this bargain wonder.

Expert Reviews

96 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitSAM KIM It’s immediately appealing on the nose showing black/blueberry, sweet raspberry, thyme and spicy oak characters, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate that’s splendidly fruited and lingering. The wine offers plush texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing superbly long and velvety.
94 Points - Patrick EckelThe wine opens with seductive and rich oak influence that comes from two years in French and American Oak with blueberry, plum and sandalwood spice rounding out the nose. The palate shows more restraint and the impact of a cooler year with a graphite edge to dark plum fruit, tannins are fine but have impact with a subtle tar and roses influence that works well. The finish enjoys spice and vanillin richness, but is awash with dark berry fruits. The length is excellent.
93 Points - Angus Hughson - Winepilot.comYou have got to love Victorian Shiraz. It has got the power of South Australia and then with a delicious savoury, spicy edge, as seen in this Blue Pyrenees Section One Shiraz. Section One is the oldest patch of vines at Blue Pyrenees, which are now over forty years of age, and the wine shows the benefits of old vine Shiraz. it is deeply coloured with mulberry, earth, granite and spicy fruit matched with some sweet oak. It is not a massive wine, more medium-bodied and shows serious concentration and length, with some good structural tannins. It is a crowd pleaser that has the quality to get even better over time in the bottle.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontFrom shiraz vines planted in the late 1960s/early 1970s – the oldest vines on the property. It’s a full-bodied red with gumleaf and black cherry plum flavours flowing through the palate. It’s tight with tannin, littered with leafy spice and coated modestly with minty, cedary, creamy oak. Tannin doesn’t dominate the palate but for now it rules the roost; it needs time to soften. It’s a full-bodied red with gumleaf and black cherry plum flavours flowing through the palate. It’s tight with tannin, littered with leafy spice and coated modestly with minty, cedary, creamy oak. Tannin doesn’t dominate the palate but for now it rules the roost; it needs time to soften. 91+ Points.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Blue Pyrenees Estate
Pyrenees
2017
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Cork

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Medium bodied the palate has juicy blueberry and liquorice fruits intertwined with spearmint over vanillin cedar, earth and spice. Slightly dryish finish with fine grained tannins, youthful acidity and a medium length aftertaste.

How was it made?

The Blue Pyrenees Estate Section One Shiraz wine was formerly known as Reserve Shiraz but year after year the majority of this wine is made from the oldest Shiraz vines known as “Section One” or block one of the Estate Vineyard. So from 2013 the new name Section One was adopted for the wine made from these 45+ year old vines. These robust old vines weather the variable vintage conditions better than any others & exhibit strong regional & varietal characters when approaching maturity. The grapes are co-fermented to dryness in open & closed fermenters with a tiny amounts of Viognier grapes before gentle pressing to extract all the colour, flavour & natural tannin from the skins. After pressing the wine is racked to barrels — new to four year old French & American oak barriques — for secondary fermentation & 24 months maturation before final barrel selection, blending of those barrels & a light egg white fining before bottling.

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.