2017 Richardson Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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Deep ruby red colour.Nose
Beach / iodine scents amongst blackberry fruit, savoury oak and some violet and leaf aromas.Mouth
Rich cassis fruit flavours, hints of mint and forest floor notes, which are all fruit derived, but they have been crafted into a wine of great complexity by ageing in the best available French oak which also allowed integration of all these flavours whilst adding to the structure and tannin, creating a long savoury aftertaste. A truly beguiling wineWinemaking Notes
This Richardson Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wine is 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 Cabernet Sauvignon 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 oak barriques, ensuring complexity, smoothness and integration of all the flavour components and fine tannin, before bottling in June 2019