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Blue Pyrenees Estate Reserve Red

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The Blue Pyrenees is a classic example of what is cool in cool climates. The Pyrenees has a talent for turning out spicy reds that are medium bodied but full of flavour. This winery also has a history of being one of the first in the district. It’s been awarded a swag of gold, five to be exact and comes with some bottle age on it, showing lots of lifted red berries and French oak. The palate is all plums, menthol with earthy notes before well-structured tannins help fill out the long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Bright ruby red.

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

Flavour: 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.

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Blue Pyrenees Estate Reserve Red

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Dense red-purple; blackberry, plum and milk chocolate flavours are swathed in oak on the bouquet and palate alike, the tannins ripe and, ideally, would flex their muscles more to balance the flavours that precede them.
2020
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Very complete, finely balanced and deeply flavoured, with the structure to mature with style and grace. Its sweet, rather minty, chocolatey and jammy aromas of cassis, raspberries and cedary oak precede a supple and finely crafted palate. It's long and sweetly fruited, with a finely integrated spine of dusty, al dente tannins. This label is steadily returning to top grade.
2020-2028+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Cabernet merlot and franc made for the long haul with huge tannins and very complex fruit flavours with a distinct spicy edge.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
The interplay of Cabernet (76%)/Shiraz (19%)/ Merlot (5%) gives a wine with fragrant fruit hovering between red and black on the medium-bodied palate. Show success in '08 no surprise.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Luscious and rich, with lots of texture and structure; black fruits, bitter chocolate, mocha, spice and savoury tannins; oak in the back seat. Heavily stained cork. Cabernet Sauvignon (62%)/Shiraz (33%)/Merlot (3%)/Cabernet Franc (2%).
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Rustic, old-fashioned central Victorian red whose minty expression of plums and small berries is backed by eucaiypt and menthol-like undertones. A little dull and meaty on the nose, it reveals more fruit sweetness on the palate, where structure and firm, drying tannins are also evident. With lingering nuances of leather and chocolate, It's a little too lean and hard-edged.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
86
Rob Geddes MW (2002 Vintage) says
Cabernet merlot and shiraz (in the 2006) made for the long haul with huge tannins and very complex fruit flavours with a distinct spicy edge.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Intense, structured minty central Victorian red whose toothpaste-like aromas of violets, cassis and cedar/mocha new oak reveals some herbaceous undertones. Long and rich, it's fashioned around a firm spine of loose-knit tannins, leaving a minty/menthol impression of plums and small berries. A shade too green for higher points.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; earthy/briary style, with a certain austerity, but good structure and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
Rob Geddes MW (2000 Vintage) says
Cabernet merlot and shiraz (in the 2006) made for the long haul with huge tannins and very complex fruit flavours with a distinct spicy edge.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet has savoury/spicy/cedary overtones to the berry fruit; soft, smooth, ripe dark berry flavours are supported by soft tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89
Andrew Graham (1993 Vintage) says
Almost 20 years on and going strong. This would have been a beast of a wine in it's youth though.. Now it's a cedary, leafy full mature red with regional gumleaf, mint and dusty maturing Cabernet aromas. On the palate it's still very firm, dry and tannic, which is quite satisfying in a way. Quite like this, though it could be a divisive wine...
2010-2014
91

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