Pyren brokenquartz cab

Cabernet Sauvignon, "Broken Quartz" 2011

Pyren Vineyard

This wine has a bright red hue with aromas of spice and red fruit with a savory bouquet that gets the olfactory senses working. A medium weight palate of clove, red fruit, and earthy natural acid shows good balance and is well-poised with Cabernet tannin being evident at length.

Country:
Australia
Region:
Victoria
Appellation/ava:
Pyrenees
Vineyard designation:
Pyren Vineyard
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12.6
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "90 points. Bright violet color. Fresh cherry and blackberry aromas, with pipe tobacco and mocha nuances adding complexity. Lively and gently sweet, with pliant cherry and dark berry flavors lifted by a spicy note. Shows very good energy on the sharply focused finish, which is firmed by fine-grained, harmonious tannins. 12.6% alcohol here." (vinous)
  • "90 points. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 Broken Quartz Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of freshly crushed black currants, blackberries and dried Mediterranean herbs with hints of pencil lead, tree bark and Chinese five spice. Light to medium-bodied, it has a nice intensity of flavors in the mouth with a medium level of grainy tannins and crisp acid to frame before finishing with good length. Drink it now to 2018+." (Wine Advocate)

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