Dark, brooding, and named for the supposedly ‘Puma-like’ big cats that are rumoured to roam the hills of the Pyrenees. This cool climate Shiraz has now been discontinued and its rarity will likely see prices rise in coming years (if original owners ever deign to list their bottles for sale!)
Always hand-picked, finished for considerable time in French oak, powerful and long-lived.
Dark and savoury bouquet with bay leaf, blackberry essence and plenty of hot tar; the palate is loaded with sweet fruit, gravelly tannins and ample toasty oak, handled with ease by the level of fruit. 92 points, James Halliday (2009)
A wonderful wine… hedonistically luxurious. Rob Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages 2010
The Pyrenees is located in western Central Victoria and was settled during the gold rush of the 1850s. The region is located northeast of the Grampians, north of the Great Dividing Range. Many of the vineyards are planted with an easterly aspect at an altitude of around 350 to 400m on quartz and decomposed slatey soils over Friable clay. Low rainfall in the area necessitates drip irrigation. Temperatures during the growing season are moderated by late afternoon southerly breezes. The Pyrenees is best known for producing cool climate peppery Shiraz and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.