Pirramimma Vineyard Select Shiraz 2016
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Pirramimma takes parcels from five individual shiraz blocks to create a shiraz with distinct varietal character and complex aromas of plum, black cherry, raspberry and coffee bean. The wine has seen minimal oak (only 15% of the blend went into barrel), allowing the fruit to remain bright and centre stage. There’s intensity to the palate, driven by hints of mulberry, cranberry, licorice, dark chocolate and pepper. This is one that’s ready to go right now (with 4+ years of age already), but could certainly be cellared for another decade.
“Sweetly ripe and delightfully perfumed, showing dark berry, cured meat, cedar and subtle cocoa characters on the nose, followed by a richly textured palate that’s generously flavoursome. It’s fleshy and lingering with plenty of tasty flavours. Soothing and satisfying. At its best: now to 2030.”
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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.