2017 Blue Pyrenees Richardson Reserve Shiraz
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Deep ruby colour.Nose
Black licorice and spice scents amongst blueberry fruit, sweet oak and some undergrowth aromas.Mouth
The blueberry, mushroom, earth and five-spice flavours are all fruit derived, but they have been crafted into a wine of great complexity by ageing in the best available French and American oak which adds a vanillan note but also allowed integration of all these flavours whilst adding to the structure and tannin, creating a long spicy aftertaste.Winemaking Notes
This Richardson Reserve Shiraz wines are produced from the most exceptional batch of grapes identified by the Blue Pyrenees team as “better than ever”, the same philosophy established in the 1990’s to create exceptional Blue Pyrenees red wine as a tribute to the late Colin Richardson. This wine was vinified and then, matured in 75% new oak, before final blending and preparation for bottling. The nominated 2017 Shiraz grapes always displayed intense varietal characters as they reached optimum ripeness and balance on the vine, in the cool grape growing season of 2016 / 2017. Vinification included warm fermentation, and extended skin contact for 2 weeks, before 24 months maturation in new and two year old French and American oak barriques, ensuring complexity, smoothness and integration of all the flavour components and fine tannin, before bottling in June 2019.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML
DRINKING WINDOW2021 - 2040
VARIETIESSHIRAZ, CABERNET SAUVIGNON