Will it ever stop raining?
That’s the question this week in Sydney, where mushrooms are growing on mushrooms, and floods are the buzzword everywhere. Everyone is tired of the rain, or their house is leaking.
I digress. Let’s talk about the old school heartiness of this Biue Pyrenees Estate Red 2018 for something different. A blend of 55% Cabernet and 45% Merlot, it’s a deep, minty, tannic Pyrenees red built last for ever, and likely best drunk next decade. Seriously. Yes, the fruit tends a bit fruitcake, it’s minty and even a bit sour, without even touching on the raw tannins.
But that dark olive, plum and blackberry palate has an unquestioned certain timeless raw appeal. Something immovable and timeless (and all the better for it).
Best drinking: you can drink it now with a good decant, or wait for some time late in the 2020s. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.5%, $44. Blue Pyrenees website. Would I buy it? For the cellar, maybe a bottle.
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