Pirramimma Vineyard Select Cabernet Shiraz 2016
95 Pts Wine Orbit
Bold up front Cabernet supported by the juiciness of shiraz which is just starting to show through.
"The 2016 vintage was ideal to release out first quintessential Australia blend of Cabernet Shiraz. We selected Cabernet fruit from the Orchard Block, Pig & pony. Oakley and Katunga vineyards with the Shiraz picked from Bullrush, Bellevue, Stubble Quail and Katunga blocks. The wine exhibits a bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, red currant and Satsuma plum, with bramble notes and hints of coffee bean oak. With the palate showing intense briary blackberry, mulberry and spicy plum, enhanced by traces of quince, red capsicum and subtle cedary oak. Approachable now but will develop with proper cellaring." Geoff Johnston
Our advice: Drinking well now; yet will cellar to at least 2027. An excellent start by Pirramimma on the Cabernet Shiraz trail.