Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. Winemaking at Pirramimma has been a family affair for over 126 years and is now in the capable hands of Geoff Johnston, a winemaking graduate of Charles Sturt University, grandson of the winery’s founder.
The bouquet displays briary blackberry, violets, Morello Cherry and Kalamata olive with hints of subtle cedary oak and black plum. On the palate intense black cherry and boysenberry are complemented by hints of musk and liquorice, all enveloped in fine grained savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of ripe tannin and a long sustained finish. Aerate extensively to drink now or will age gracefully with correct cellaring.
This is gloriously styled, showing opulent dark fruit intensity on the nose with vanilla, cedar, thyme and warm spice nuances. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and density, combined with layers of silky texture and wonderfully pitched tannins, making it sumptuous and lavish with an impressively long velvety finish. Price: $100.00; Drink: 2022 to 2040; Rating: 97 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
A blend of cabernet sauvignon 48%, syrah 21%, petit verdot 11%, tannat 8%, merlot 6% and malbec 6%. Dense, ripe and elegant red with dark berry, plum, violet, toasty-oak, five-spice, liquorice and chocolate-mocha flavours. Intense but not heavy, it is surprisingly accessible with plenty of development potential. Date Tasted: June 2021; Drink: 2021 to 2033; Price: $100.00; Alcohol: 14.6%; Rating: 96 Points (Ranked #1); Bob Campbell MW; The Real Review
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