Matured for18 months in a combination of new to 8 year old American and French oak barrels, Western Victoria produces a unique style of Shiraz.
Label artwork is entitled “The Blue Pyrenees (Turning orange at sundown)” by John Sheehan. Note: bottle image is of the 2014 and medals do not apply for the 2018
Blue Pyrenees Estate, Shiraz, Pyrenees, 2018
Kirsch, blood plum, warm chocolate ganache, peppercorn spice and blackberry. A touch of clove, mint and dry kitchen herbs. Tarry with almost syrupy concentration, giving a much bigger experience than the ABV suggests. Big globs of blackberry and shreds of mint over sheets of dusty, drying tannin before finishing with an intense, juicy lift. Gives plenty of oomph for the dollars.
RRP: $27 (much cheaper for wine club members)
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Blue Pyrenees Estate