Pirramimma Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
If you love the ‘intensity dial’ on your cabernet turned right up. If you demand relentlessly ripe fruit, impressively integrated oak and a drastic discount to boot, then we highly recommend you treat yourself to this super deal. Pirramimma’s ‘Ironstone’ cabernet from the warm 2016 vintage enlivens the senses from its plush fruit profile of blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant all the way through to its intriguing secondary characteristics of mint, black olive and bramble. Neatly framed thanks to 26 relaxing months (25% of which was brand spanking new) in French oak adding layers of cedar and tobacco leaf complexity on the finish, this is a complete cabernet from the Vale. It will sit very nicely amongst your collection of ‘special occasion’ wines, yet is affordable enough to break out mid week should you find yourself in good company alongside a big bold roast. Enjoy!
“The flavours are a little baked, but there's a density to this that is undeniable. Asphalt, blackberry, saltbush and choc-mint flavours are laid on thick, as indeed are thick ropes of kirsch-soaked tannin. Alcohol warmth distracts on the finish but the palate offers pure hedonism at its most concentrated.”
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- McLaren Vale
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.