Pirramimma Katunga Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
Pirramimma has been doing it, and doing it well, for ages. We’re talking almost 130 years now. It’s fair to say they’ve seen enough vintages to know their vineyards through and through. This Vale cabernet hits all the varietal notes with red and blackcurrant, mint, capsicum and chocolate. The tannins are fine and relaxed with the help of six years of age, and the finish is quite lengthy, making it a good match for any sort of meaty or rich food. The pricing is sharp enough that you’ll feel good opening this up any night of the week, but the wine’s so delicious that it’ll feel like that special Saturday night bottle.
“True to variety, the wine shows complex aromas of blackcurrant, dried herb, warm spice, cured meat and cedar on the nose. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and lovely mid-palate weight together with silky texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2027.”
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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.