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Blue Pyrenees Merlot

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Want a bit of spice with whatever you are cooking on the barbecue? Well, you are in luck with this cool climate red from the Pyrenees that’s soft and approachable and a little bit spicy. We think we’ve found the perfect barbecue wine and it comes with a well-deserved Gold medal too. It’s full of glorious, layered dark berry fruit with hints of mint and charry oak. Soft, supple and long, this is just brilliant drinking at the price.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Ruby red with a purple hue.

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

Flavour: 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.

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Blue Pyrenees Merlot

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A fresh, juicy merlot whose penetrative, floral perfume of plums and dark cherries reveals minty undertones. It's supple and elegant, with a faintly confection-like presence of sweet juicy fruit supported by a restrained but genuine undercarriage of fine, firmish tannins, finishing with suggestions of musk and mint.
2012-2015+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
89
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Assertive, ripe and forward, this slightly cooked and meaty merlot has a sweet fragrance of dark cherries, plums and chocolatey oak lifted by scents of violets. Its generous, plump palate of rich, slightly meaty and pruney fruit is knit with cedar/vanilla oak and framed by firmish, slightly furry tannins. Firm, varietal, well structured and balanced.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good depth and density to the colour; has above-average weight and density, and tastes as if it may have had 15% cabernet added (which is perfectly legal); needs time for the tannins to soften.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; fresh, slightly spicy, sweet red berry/raspberry fruit aromas are a promising start, and the palate delivers good flavour and structure, with savoury edges to the core of sweet fruit. Good tannins and oak. Great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89

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