2018 Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon

$60

RRP: $64.00
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The Blue Pyrenees Richardson series of wines are only produced in highly regarded vintages & are dedicated to the late Colin Richardson, a larger than life character who lived, breathed & loved wine. As fine wine director of Blue Pyrenees, national wine judge & educator he never stopped espousing the virtue of wine, to anyone who cared to listen.

Eyes

Deep ruby red.

Nose

Distinctly Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry fruit, violet, seaweed / beach notes plus cedary French oak support.

Mouth

The blackcurrant, iodine, green olive and choc mint flavours are all fruit derived but they have been crafted into a wine of great power by full extraction of colour, flavours, and tannins from the grapes. The integration of all these flavours in French oak also adds to the structure and tannin, creating a long savoury aftertaste.

Winemaking Notes

The Richardson Series of wines are produced only in great vintages, from the most characterful batches of grapes, identified by the Blue Pyrenees winemakers, as having the potential to make an iconic red wine, as a tribute to the late Colin Richardson, himself a larger than life character. These wines are vinified and matured separately before confirmation of suitability to be called “Richardson” then preparation for bottling. The 2017 / 2018 growing season provided below average winter, spring & summer rains, meaning reduced crop levels, but concentrated fruit flavours, before a warm dry autumn allowed the grapes to easily reach optimum maturity. Vinification included cold soaking pre-ferment, a 5 day warm ferment , then 2 weeks extended maceration on skins. Secondary fermentation occurred in oak, before 18 months maturation in both new and 2 year old French oak barriques ensured complexity, smoothness and integration of all flavour components.


 

ALCOHOL14.4%

BOTTLE SIZE750 ML

CLUB PRICE$45.00

DRINKING WINDOW2021 - 2040

REGIONPYRENEES

VARIETIESCABERNET SAUVIGNON, MALBEC, SHIRAZ

VINTAGE2018

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