Blue Pyrenees Estate Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Richardson series from Blue Pyrenees are dedicated to the late Colin Richardson, the former fine wine director for Blue Pyrenees. A “larger than life character who lived, breathed & loved wine.” This blend has splashes of Malbec and Shiraz.  While the RRP is $72, Blue Pyrenees offer a generous discount to club members. Bottled under DIAM cork. Note: The medals adorning the bottle image are for a previous vintage.

Blue Pyrenees Estate, Richardson, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pyrenees, 2018

Complex and layered: Bay leaf, brine, black currant, warm blackberry jus, choc-mint biscuit, woody pencil shaving with bitter iodine flecks, “Bourneville” powdered chocolate and earthy clay. Finely structured with an almost austere, precise palate. There’s a stillness and a calmness to the wine that wonderfully balances Cabernet’s sweet and savoury facets. A lingering cool mint finish over the tight grain superfine tannin leads to a refined wine.

RRP: $72
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18.5/20 (94/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Blue Pyrenees Estate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.