Pyramids Road Wines 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Vintage Reds from Pyramids Road Wines – a return from “the bigger side of elegant” Have to agree the 2019 vintage reds were an aberration with bigger riper than usual fruit and the Cabernet Sauvignon in particular was a standout especially the tannins! He we have a wine at 13% Vs the 14.5% of the 2019. 2021 cabernet sauvignonAs spectacular as the 2019 wine was this 2021 brings me straight back to the more unique aspects of what I truly enjoy in Granite Belt wine.

I’ve already commented on the beautiful appearance of these 2021 red wines, this one with deep dark hues at the centre and spreading to ruby, red and purple towards the meniscus with some almost pinkish hues. Spearmint, mint, eucalyptus and bayleaf elicits itself from the fragrant depths, cassis, black and red berries are gently unfurled from the initial perfumed aspects and spice with mere hints of vanilla complete the graceful wafting redolences.

A long seamless graceful palate expresses cassis, blackberries, some blueberries, sour and savoury very black cherries, liquorice and cloves with a lick of bayleaf, a slight background merely supportive oak floor, acid adds a slight and soft enlivening tingle and the fine pencilly tannins with a little mineral and earth elongate the flavoursome experience with a lovely deftness.

One of my favourite ways of enjoying and evaluating a wine is to mainly pay attention to the transitions. When the transitions are gentle, smooth and hardly noticeable you have a wine with great balance and structure. This wine knows all about transitions and affords your palate great respect in it’s gentle seamless flow from one aspect to another, you recognise each quality when you encounter it but are left unsure how you got there. Wines with great structure and balance are guaranteed a long life in your cellar.

Tasted: Sunday 2nd October, 2022 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $35
Suggested Drinking Window: now to 2036
Winemaker: Warren Smith
Fruit Source: Estate
Oak: Old French and Old American
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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